Friday, June 29, 2007

Apartment Stoop 2

Here is a photo of an apartment stoop in Washington Square. These buildings, which were originally townhouses, are now owned by New York University (NYU) and turned into offices. The beautiful gardens in front of the buildings are probably tended to by gardeners who work for the university, making it one of the most beautiful streets in the city.

NYU is one of the more expensive private schools in the country. According to its website, the cost of tuition at its art school is around $40,000/year with an additional $12,000/year for room and board. So a student could easily spend over $200,000 over 4 years to get a Baccalaureate degree here.

So where did you go to school? Was it a famous school? What did you study?

25 comments:

Lavenderlady said...

I can only wish! My Masters came from ASU in Tempe, AZ...but my bachlors...a very small suitcase college in the Panhandle of Oklahoma. Still learned a great deal,

pusa said...

i really love your stoop photos, reminds me of the SATC scenes. anyways that was wayyy to expensive for a tuition!

thankfully i studied at PLM (manila's city government funded) tuition free :)

alice said...

I am not well organized these last days (I went in the East of France to bring my daughter back home, her year to the university is finished), many things to do at home around kids and work and vacation to book, etc, so I just have time to jump from a blog to another without let a comment. But your last photos (and what you write) are very attractive, Ming, as usual, and it's very frustrating not to have time to answer you. To write in English is quite difficult for me, even if the poor results could let you think I write too quickly...
So, to answer for today, French universities are free (I went to one of them to be a speach therapist), but many good schools (where my daughter is studying, for example), are very expensive...Have a nice day in your great city!

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup cette partie de NYC, on a l'impression d'etre dans un autre monde. J'adore cette architecture.
Je te souhaite un bon weekend


I like much this part of NYC, one has the impression to be in another world. I adore this architecture. I wish you a good weekend

Kazu78 said...

A quite interesting photoblog :) Greetings from Warsaw, Poland!
http://warszawa78.blox.pl - Warsaw Photoblog

missy said...

Now thats a Carrie Bradshaw stoop! Whenever I look at houses I look at the steps andhow I would look walking down them to meet a man, like Carrie did so many times! I know it sounds silly! So the Spice Girls are playing New York and I just know you are dying to go!

Abraham Lincoln said...

What a lot of money for an education. That used to be what a doctorate would cost. Now a BA costs that much? Wow. I would much rather keep the money and learn on my own.

I like your photograph today. Those are wonderful entrances and even the hydrangias are blooming in soil of the correct Ph (blue) otherwise they would be pink.


Abraham Lincoln
Tiger Swallowtail

Peter said...

Really beautiful, but expensive.

Went to school in Sweden, all public (private schools hardly exist).

My kids here in Paris went to private schools, but most so called private schools here are subsidised and annual costs are very moderate, maybe $1000.

Thanks for your visit to my blog today. Nathalie suggested that you should look for the same Hermès statue in NY!

lorenzothellama said...

What's a stoop?

Went to school in Colchester, England. Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain. Built by the Romans. We were always finding old pits of Roman pottery in the garden when we were digging!

poody said...

I went to a community college and got an associate's degree in nursing from my home town paris,Texas.

Kuanyin said...

I love this photo series you are doing...when I lived in Greenwich Village, I arrived at my apartment via a stoop like this. And I left my answers to your questions in my comments.

Do you know what the July theme is? I left a message in the DPF, but I haven't heard.

Your questions: Journalism Degree from a major Texas University with a minor in French. Sorority girl...beauty queen...dated a football star...doesn't it make you gag? :-)

lorenzothellama said...

NO I WAS NOT BRAVE!!!!!!!

You have no idea how frightened I was at times. It wasn't the waves, I really quite enjoyed them, but when you were below, the sound the wind made was truly terrible, the whole boat seemed to judder, and sometimes when it climbed a really large wave, an airpocket would form and then it would B A N G down with a ferocious crash. I admitted I was scared to the Captain and Dave the Mate and they were very reassuring. They said they had a number of things still up their sleeve should things get worse, like running with the storm and such like. I'm a bit inexperienced in big seas, although I have done a fair amount of sailing. Just enough to know what can go wrong. How much battering can a small boat take, I kept asking myself. Still don't regret it though!

Sonia said...

Just beautiful photo, Ming! I love so much that architecture style!

I am journalist and I had my Master and also my PhD in Mass Communication in Universidade de São Paulo, in São Paulo. That University is public and it is the best and the more famous University of Brazil.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Love the shadows... it shows a lot of texture...

Strangetastes said...

Ming, as you know, I left NYC to go to college at St. Louis University because it was the school farthest away from home that let me in. I majored in pinball, beer, rock and roll and, well, some other things. I went to St. Louis U. law school because I needed to learn a trade. I majored in pretending to pay attention and minored in pinball (a good friend and I were almost late for our last final because we had 23 free games on the machine). My academic career was undistinguished but it's amazing what self-employment can do to motivate a person.

Bob

St. Louis Missouri Daily Photo Blog

Dsole said...

oh my!!! that's a lot of money!!
I studied in Madrid : Universidad Autónoma de Madrid was its name, and I liked it a lot, just some of my best years took place there!
Thank god it was cheaper, one year it could be 1000 euros but no more!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

University in Italy are free (students have to pay just taxes). I studied law.

Kuanyin said...

You forgot to mention what the theme for July was when you left your comment, and I haven't heard an answer from the DPForum either! Sigh!

Keropok Man said...

what did u study ming?

i did my bachelor's down under in Aust.
did my masters in Singapore.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

BS and PhD from a small school in Louisiana.

Kuanyin said...

Mahalo Ming for your answer...now can you tell me where the sign-up is inside the Daily Photo Forum...it's hiding from me!

Lorraine Woodward said...

I always love seeing your photos, and I constantly feel guilty when I don't comment, since you obviously put a lot of thought into the questions.

I went to a school in Grand Rapids, MI called Calvin College . . . people around me in NYC at the time would always say, "Um, I *think* I've heard of it?!" but I knew they were lying just to be polite . . . ;-p

It became slightly more "famous" when George Bush was the commencement speaker last year. Some of us were really not happy about this, but anyway, we made the national news . . .

Coltrane_lives said...

North Texas State...jazz studies...philosophy...cheaper than Univ of Illinois which I had considered. I like this notion of "free" in Europe's system. I'm still paying off my college loans.
Love the photo of the house fronts; do hope one who invests 200 grand in art school is darned good in art. That's a big WOW!

TCho said...

I went to Penn. But unfortunately, I have no school pride whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

$52,000. isn't all that expensive for a private university anymore. Trust me on this one. I have two daughters at Vanderbilt and a son at Harvard.