Out and about

It chilly breezy in Manhattan today, but sunny. It is nice to stretch the legs.

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  1. TJerome says:

    Ah the Flatiron Building. I believe it was the first skyscraper in New York. Have a great time in Manhattan, Father Z. Best, Tom

  2. irishgirl says:

    Glad you had nice weather in NYC, Father Z!
    That Flatiron Building has GOT to be one of the weirdest-looking ‘old’ buildings in the world! But it’s a landmark!

  3. bruno says:

    OUT & ABOUT, hummmm,, Very Canadian.

  4. Love that building. It is on the spot of my great-great-grandfather’s hotel back in the 1830s-40s! Here a link to what the place looked like in 1850 or so: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Madison_Cottage_noborder.jpg

  5. Any chance you’ll get to Father Rutler’s Church of Our Saviour on Park/38th? I made a pilgrimage of Thanksgiving to that church the day I got my NY law license, and it was so worth the trip to pray in that beautiful church where Our Lord is worshipped with such exquisite attention to detail. Love it. Miss it. Wanna be there. Can I wander NYC vicariously through you? Or is channeling through Father Z a no-no?? :)

  6. Charivari Rob says:

    Hmmm, Flatiron… Reminds me – must get my choir robe and Sunday clothes in order.

  7. Tom in NY says:

    The Flatiron was among the first “skyscrapers” of the day, to be followed by the Woolworth building, downtown, and later, New York Life, nearby. It created downdrafts that lifted skirts. The latter phenomenon was previously unknown, and led to the phrase “23 skiddoo.” Madison Square Garden long since moved uptown.
    When feeling bookish, it’s still worth a trip to Barnes and Noble flagship at 18th and 5th Av, also nearby. Don’t know whether the discount men’s clothiers are still nearby — black is still in style.
    Salutationes omnibus.

  8. Jack007 says:

    Made me think of a neat OLD video (ca. 1901) from the Thomas Edison company. Shows a typical street scene in front of the Flatiron on 23rd St.
    For some reason I’m always fascinated by vintage film like this; silent or not.

    Jack in KC


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