Sunday, September 21, 2008

Battery Park Rooftops

This photo shows the various rooftop apartments in buildings at Battery Park near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal on the southern tip of Manhattan. Top floor apartments and penhouses maybe wonderful (no one stomping on the floor upstairs) but the electricity bills can be signicantly higher than (sometimes double) apartments on the middle floors. However, if one can afford penhouses like those, electricity bills are probably not a huge concern.

So how is your weekend going?

14 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is a cool nearly monochromatic photo with just a touch of red in the corner.
This weekend has been hectic, going by too fast! How about your weekend Ming?

bitingmidge said...

Fabulous photo, makes me want a penthouse!

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valeria said...

Electricity bills?? I'd love to live there!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I would prefer the ground floor with huge store windows open to the passing parade of people. I could open my drapes every morning and see a crowd of smiling faces looking in my window watching me with my sleepy eyes, and wrinkled PJs wander off to the bathroom. I think it would be nice then to go into the living room and look out to see more smiling faces watching me to see what I watch on television. You couldn't buy that kind of performance on the top floors in spite of the amount of money you might be willing to spend. No. I will take the bottom floor with the store front windows every time.

Virginia said...

Well I maybe I don't want the penthouse view. Abe's scenario soundsgreat, like living in the NBC set of the Today Show. Why do I have the tune from Green Acres stuck in my head now???

Jun said...

does ivanka trump have her own penthouse up there or something?

ken mac said...

are the bills higher simply because of the location? I live on a top floor in an old tenement, and it is harder to heat in the winter. Great angle! We're you flying? :)

Paz said...

Very cool photo. I want to live in a penthouse one day. Weekend went by too fast.

Paz

marley said...

What a view they must have! That'll help take their minds of the bills :)

Ming the Merciless said...

Kenmac, that's what I meant. It's hard to keep it cool during summer because the sun bakes the roof all day long. And keeping it warm during winter is rough too because of the wind and exposed surface area.

My friend who lives on the top floor of her building pays three times as much for electricity as I do.

L.Shaw said...

The weekend was lovely.... too bad tomorrow's Monday.

Thinking Fool said...

Very cool pic.

Friday was pretty fun.
Saturday was lots of fun.
Sunday blew. Chunks. Repeatedly. AND no, not because Saturday involved drinking. It didn't.

Blacksun said...

Looks really interessting. Like some kinde of giant stairway to heaven ;)

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Thanks for asking, my weekend went very well. The hilight of which was getting to go up on the 32nd floor deck of the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis Downtown on Saturday night with some other Twin City bloggers. Its only one of a half-dozen open-air observitories in the US ! Photos all week for that trip being posted. Come see!
On the subject of your photo:
I want one of them penthouses! I dont care what the bill is. I want the view.