Friday, November 21, 2008

Park Avenue & 70th Street

This is the scene looking up north on Park Avenue from 70th Street. The buildings on the right are some of the most coveted and expensive real estate properties in New York City. However, most younger people prefer to live downtown (south of Union Square/14th Street).

So where would you like to live for a year or two?

23 comments:

Mindy said...

Eze-Village, Cote d'Azure, Provence, France. But I would settle for a short visit.

Olivier said...

si j'avais les moyens, j'aimerais bien vivre un an à NYC et si je peux choisir dans Greenwich village ouest ;o))...sinon dans mon lot natal.

if I had the means, I would live a year in NYC and if I can choose in Greenwich Village west ;o))... otherwise lot in my homeland

Alexa said...

Whoa -- this is a great photo, Ming.
I actually would not like to live in this neighborhood, and am very happy here in Brooklyn (Park Slope/Prospect Heights).
But I'm still dreaming about that apartment in Paris!
(You're invited, of course -- if ever.)

USelaine said...

Isn't there some letter or speech of advice written back in the seventies or so, which recommended you should live in New York City for a while, but don't stay too long, or it will make you hard? And live in northern California for a while, but don't stay too long, or it will make you soft? I guess I'm due for my NYC time.

valeria said...

I would like a nice flat downtown!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I had no idea people coveted buildings like some covet the lady next door. A love affair I have yet to discover.

Sharon said...

I love the way these buildings are all lined up so evenly. I know I couldn't afford a closet in one of these buildings.

Ken Mac said...

good perspective. I wanna live with that dude who does Arona Every Day in Italy. He's got the life!

Susu said...

I'd happily swop Paris for NY for a year or two. That's one of the reasons I follow your blog - your city entices me. I like the picture! Like I do your pictures in general. You have an eye for snapping!

Terry B said...

Given my druthers, I think somewhere on the Upper West Side--if for no other reason than the proximity of Fairway Market. But really, just about anywhere in Manhattan would suit me just fine, thank you, although I do love the East Village too.

Jay_ said...

I would love to live in TriBeCa or SoHo! Actually, it WILL happen lol.

Anonymous said...

Another great shot, Ming.
I'd love to live in NYC for a year and experience all the places you describe. I would love the UES or UWS on a street with lots of trees.
And if I could dream, I'd love to spend a year in Paris. Big dreams, huh?

Doris

richardkaehele said...

I'v lived in NYC (Manhatten, Astoria, & lower east side)
tokyo, Pusan, Seoul, Mazatlan, Mexico, and others, but given my druthers I choose Bangkok as the most liveable city, and my present abode of Valencia County, New Mexico as best in tne USA.
BTW, great photos in your blog!

Melly said...

I'm waiting for my time to live in NYC!

jill said...

first choice - Paris
second choice - Paris
third choice - Paris

tigerfish said...

Back in California, I suppose.
Hey, these buildings look like LEGO blocks ;p

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a wonderful photo!

I would love to live in New York!

Chuck Pefley said...

Ming, I'd enjoy NY for a year or two but would opt for summers in the Cinque Terra or perhaps in Positano.

Always nice to have goals :)

Anonymous said...

i was living in gramecy park... perfect!!

best

life without novacaine said...

I would love to live in NYC, it's been a dream of mine for many years. Since I live in San Diego and am married to a surfer, my chances are very slim. However, maybe one day, I could do a year or so on the UES or UWS. Anywhere near the park is all I ask, it's my favorite place on earth so far. It'd be divine!
I love your photos!

L.Shaw said...

You know where I live Ming....I'm not a fan of the UES.

If I could, I would love to live in Sedona for a year.

tr3nta said...

awesome street view... but it looks kind of calm for NY

Jilly said...

Ummmm, I'd live in NYC for a year. I love the energy of Manhattan. Yeah!