I agree, 100 percent!
I agree, 100 percent!
I’m a huge George Steinmetz fan.
The photographer is known for his amazing aerial shots and is currently working on a book of NYC images.
I linked to some of his NYC photos last summer, and discovered a new trove of his work via his @newyorkairbook Instagram account. (He actually shot the photo of that amazing West Village rooftop cabin that I posted yesterday.)
A few of my favorite photos below, though his whole account is definitely worth a browse and follow.
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz / @thephotosociety The playground P.S. 48, at Broadway and W 185th Street, becomes an artful memorial when seen from above. The adjoining school was named after Michael J Buczek, a New York City police officer who was killed in the line of duty in this #WashingtonHeights neighborhood in 1988.
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz / @thephotosociety The Mercedes House, at 550 West 54th Street, was designed by Enrique Norten with a reverse “Z” footprint to give west-facing river views and patios to the maximum number of tenants. Its lower floors include stables for a dozen police horses and a five-story Mercedes-Benz showroom. #WhoKnew?
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz 230 Fifth Avenue is an elevated oasis above the streets of Manhattan. It claims to be the largest outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant in the city, which seems to be true. In winter months it’s partially heated, and customers are given hooded red fleece robes to stay warm. The management has even experimented with inflatable heated igloos. #bookparty?
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz / @thephotosociety The first weekends of warm spring weather brings droves of New Yorkers out of their apartments to picnic and sunbathe in Central Park, as seen here on this little patch of grass between the Great Lawn and Turtle Pond. #SPF30 #passthemayo
As a native New Yorker, I’ve spent most of my life believing that I’d always live in Manhattan—or at the very least, one of the boroughs.
Only recently have I started feeling a bit worn from city living. The crowds and subway are exhausting, and I’d like a little more space, sunshine and fresh air. I’ve wondered whether I could actually move to a small house somewhere in the Hudson Valley.
And then I think about all the things that keep me here: daily ballet classes with great teachers and accompanists. The convenience of a 24-hour city. Being able to eat any type of cuisine I’m craving.
…and one in the West Village.
How amazing do they look? Sure, there’s less green space than you’d find upstate. But how nice would it be to enjoy the benefits of the city while relaxing in your own little cottage?
Now if only I could afford one!
(Photos via Gothamist)