This is New York…

This is New York?

?and always has been, at least from a certain moment on. It?s not just the firmly held street wall, but the deep facades showing off their chiaroscuro. It?s not a New York invention, exactly, but in New York it nearly precisely marks the moment that the city became a modern city.

This photograph could have been taken nearly any day during the past century, but was taken today, on the way from one place to another, just in passing.

It is what I love about New York.