Friday, September 19, 2008

Long Island City Vista

Here is another view of the Pepsi-Cola sign (middle of the photo) in Long Island City. Click to enlarge the photo and you will also see the Queens Borough Bridge and the ConEdison Power Plant chimneys. The building on the right is one of the new condominiums that are sprouting up all over the neighborhood.

So would you ever live in a condominium or do you prefer a house with a back yard?

20 comments:

Keropok Man said...

If it's a house with a back yard, it needs to come with a gardener. :-)

I prefer now to stay in a high rise apartment.

• Eliane • said...

Nah, not a condo. I am not complicated: I am going for the loft or the brownstone.

Thinking Fool said...

Yes, I would live in a condo. In fact, I do live in a condo.

Ming, does that sign light up at night?!?

Ming the Merciless said...

Eliane, you caught me. This photo is from the archives, taken in February. :-)

Ming the Merciless said...

Thinking Fool - No, the sign doesn't light up. It's really old and has no electrical parts.

teahouse said...

I love my current condo, but I confess sometimes I miss having a patch of grass.

Tash said...

This is a very rare view. Reminds me a bit of the waters outside of Amsterdam.
We live in a townhome with a tiny back patio. So since you got me thinking: I could live in a nice house overlooking the Pacific on Maui's Haleakala road, or in a condo with a balcony near Lake Union in Seattle. Don't know about living in NYC - I've never been there :(

Olivier said...

la lumière est superbe sur cette photo, une vue originale de la superbe ville de NYC...Vivement noël...

the light is beautiful in this picture, an original view of the magnificent city of NYC ... Deeply Christmas ....

melly said...

hey! i came via rocketrend and i love this blog. i visited nyc in may this year but that wasn't close to being enough for me to know the city.

i miss it everyday and i'm so glad to keep following and reading and learning thru your blog :}

Islipian said...

I've always lived in a house with a yard...but I'm sort of looking forward to the next phase of my life, where I would like to live in a brownstone or loft, and have no, or a very teeny yard.

My dog is shaking his head, "no! no! must have yard!"

Lily Hydrangea said...

I lived in a condo in the past & I'd definitely live in a condo again, especially if the condo was in NY!
Great photo Ming.

Virginia said...

Great shot today Ming. The light is great. I live in a house but wouldn't mind a condo or apt. in Paris please. Oh, and I would also like a condo at Seagrove Beach, FL too while your buying. What a guy!

Saretta said...

Yard, big yard! Full of garden and animals and children! But, with gardener, please!

Peter said...

Depending on the view (and where) a condominiume is fine with me, but the dream would be a small countrylike house with a small garden, still inside the Paris limits. They exist, but...

Sara said...

Here in wintery New Hampshire - I prefer an apartment with people who do the shoveling!

I've owned houses since I was 21 - and lived in a house with a yard since I was little. Just last year at age 61 I moved into an apartment...and I like it.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I love my co-op... No snow to shovel, no grass to cut... And I don't have to climb up and pull leaves out of the roof gutters...

babooshka said...

The light is fabulous in this. Got to be a house and a yard, but if and when we move to France I don't give a ... as it will be France. Preferably Nice. Preferably right now.

ken mac said...

Beautiful bridge, classy sign. and those god awful buildings that look like giant hanging strips to attract flies, yuppies and newbies. it's like the whole city wants to look like the upper east side..blech!

Shammickite said...

I love my house and I love my big back yard and I intend to stay here for a few more years, until I'm too old and decrepit to push the lawn mower.

L.Shaw said...

That is a gorgeous photo.

Get this.... I lived in a (townhouse) condo with a back yard.