Saint Thomas Church at 53rd and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is an Episcopal church in the Anglican tradition.
I was passing this view on Friday just after the shootings outside the Empire State Building happened. I didn’t know what was going on other than hearing the sirens and helicopters. I was struck by the composition of the buildings.
The Haier Building:
985 6th Avenue
Architect: York & Sawyer
Originally The Greenwich Savings Bank building
Paramount Plaza is another one of those bonus-plazas like Liberty Plaza, a public/private space required to be open to the public 24/7. Occupy Broadway is a 24 hour occupation from 6PM Dec. 2 to 6PM Dec. 3. Enjoy the show with Ben Shepard of Time’s Up, Reverend Billy, the Rude Mechanical Orchestra and a cast of thousands. No one can tell the difference between spectators and participants.
A protest organized by Gary Null in front of Governor Cuomo’s office in Manhattan to close Indian Point and stop Hydro-fracking.
Indian Point has more nuclear waste stored on site than Fukushima and is similarly vulnerable to a disruption of the electrical grid. One big worry is the possibility of another Carrington Event. We are approaching the cyclical solar max in 2012-2013, this combined with the weakening of the earth’s protective magnetic shield could bring down our power grid (frying hard to replace transformers) for many months, leaving us without communication, heating, cooling, water, food, transportation etc. Gary has the details of this on this article: Gary Null, PhD, and Jeremy Stillman” – Solar Storms: Katrina Times 1,000?
Hydro-fracking is a ridiculous scheme to trade our clean water for a pitiful amount of natural gas. It involves injecting toxic chemicals into the ground. It needs to be stopped. Go solar, wind and tidal power.
Afghan war protest. Several grannies and veterans peacefully stop traffic on Seventh Avenue outside the Times Square recruiting station and were arrested. Several of the older women could barely walk. It was bitterly cold. Though the Times Square recruiting station is beneath the windows of ABC News there was no mainstream media coverage of this protest. The only professional camera I saw there was from Chinese television. This morning I could find nothing on Google News about this. The White House protest yesterday where 131 people were arrested received minimal news coverage as well. More info on the Catholic Workers Group
The Crown Building at 57th and Fifth is glowing in the background. The search for a name for this building led me to thecityreview.com a website by Carter B. Horsley. It seems to have comprehensive coverage of notable architecture of Manhattan (mostly midtown and above). I don’t know how I’ve not come across it before. The site should be very useful to me for the blog.