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Sixth and Seventh Avenues

06/20/05


Sixth Avenue, Manhattan. A few rusty traces of its temporary and ill-fated renaming to "Avenue of the Americas" remain, like this seal of Surinam.

 


Varick Street, Seventh Avenue South, Seventh Avenue, Manhattan

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This is a great set, and I have to confess surprise at the rusted condition of the Village Vanguard sign, given how many landmark recordings have been done there.

Olden Cameras of course matters to photogs, but as for the Surinam sign, aren't there more of its ilk up in the 50's as you approach the park?

Posted by: Frank at June 20, 2005 12:49 AM

I've only noticed the country seals down by Canal Street, but they could very well exist farther uptown as well.

Posted by: Mike at June 20, 2005 12:55 AM

The first shot is beautifully colored and composed. Great work!

Posted by: Mark at June 20, 2005 07:55 AM

I thought it was still called Avenue of the Americas.

Posted by: aileen at June 21, 2005 10:42 AM

Only if you're a tourist.

Posted by: laura at June 21, 2005 03:37 PM

Or anyone who ever uses a map or a phonebook. Sure, no non-tourist ever actually calls it that (and probably never did, even back when it was first changed) but it's still the official name, as far as I know.

Posted by: aileen at June 21, 2005 06:15 PM

The Times always refers to the street as the Avenue of the Americas.

Posted by: joe at June 22, 2005 09:03 AM

I think Olden finally passed on after a long and painful illness...so sad, used to be the place to go.

Posted by: amg at June 23, 2005 07:54 AM

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOME PICTURES FROM THE EAST HARLEM , ESPECIALLY FROM THE JEFFERSON PARK ON 114 STREET AND 116 STREET BETWEEN PLEASANT AV AND 4 AV , I WAS LIVING THERE ON 2002 AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT , I KNOW THAT NEIGHBORHOOD SUCKS BUT ANYWAY...........................

Posted by: nico at June 28, 2005 01:48 PM

My company on 6th Ave. still uses Ave of the Americas as it's address.

Posted by: Scott at June 28, 2005 06:51 PM

no one has noticed the glitch error on the subway ad. the computer feedin it is just starting up.

Posted by: Vicky Ankles at June 28, 2005 10:47 PM

That Kennedy Chicken pic you took could have been your last (at least with that camera). That dude looks like he has his eye on pawning your camera.. lol

Posted by: cynikal at June 30, 2005 10:40 PM

It isn't called "Avenue of the Americas" anymore? I still put that on my mail.

Posted by: Eric Hancock at July 3, 2005 08:59 AM

Great job Mike

Posted by: Dad at July 12, 2005 09:06 AM

One of the first things I do in my work morning is check my RSS feeds in Thunderbird to see whats new from SL.

Good Job!

Posted by: Rob Turner at July 20, 2005 12:42 PM

Man, they're running that sign on a Pentium 4? That's fantastic.

Posted by: Andrew Phelps at September 14, 2005 12:01 PM

These photos are nice. I think Olden may still be in business, although I haven't been there in months. In any event I was always told to never ever buy anything from them -- they were on a par with Cambridge Cameras. As to 6th ave: As a native New Yorker it is always 6th Avenue, never Avenue of the ... In any event these are nice photographs and I enjoy this.

Posted by: Raheem at October 21, 2005 09:43 AM

Mike,

The Kennedy Fried Chicken you have a photo of here at Varick & Downing has changed! They repainted their awning in blue and now call themselves "Block Rooster Foods".

Posted by: CB at March 27, 2006 03:45 AM

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