Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Edward Hopper Ground Zero, Greenwich and Avenue of the Americas

The more things change, the more the past reveals itself to us ...

Good news: No more insufferable Marc Jacobs signs, hand-painted with irony, on this wall.

More good news: No more insufferable 9/11 hand-painted clay squares tied to the chain-link like some maudlin kindergarten project gone bathetically wrong.

Bad news: MTA architects will decide what replaces this corner, which, like the rest of this asterisk-shaped intersection (former home to the stately Loews) & the length of (preserved) Greenwich Avenue, continues to be haunted by our greatest nostalgic New York painter.

--Tom Eubanks, Greenwich Avenue/Avenue of the Americas/11th Street, 2/13/13

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