Eighth Avenue - West 50s

Hampton Inn - 8th Ave, west side btw 50/51st St
10/23/2007 03:14 PM
Hampton Inn - 8th Ave, west side btw 50/51st St
8th Ave, NE corner @ 51st St
10/23/2007 03:16 PM
8th Ave, NE corner @ 51st St
8th Ave, NE corner @ 51st St
10/23/2007 03:16 PM
8th Ave, NE corner @ 51st St

An oddity about 840 Eighth Avenue is the carved names of prominent European explorers engraved above the windows on the sixth floor: Marquette, Le June, Cartier, La Salle Dongan, Columbus, Carroll, De Leon, Joques, Montcalm and Vespucci. Justin Ferate pointed out that they are all Roman Catholics, and that the building was the clubhouse for the Knights of Columbus. Because Catholics were not permitted to become Masons, the Knights of Columbus was their response. The Knights of Columbus name is engraved on the band below the windows and their seal is in the oval cartouche above the curved window in the center.

840 8th Ave, east side btw 50/51st St
7/29/2008 06:50 PM
840 8th Ave, east side btw 50/51st St
840 8th Ave
10/23/2007 03:15 PM
840 8th Ave
840 8th Ave
7/29/2008 06:51 PM
840 8th Ave
840 8th Ave
7/29/2008 06:52 PM
840 8th Ave
8th Ave, east side btw 51/52nd St
10/23/2007 03:17 PM
8th Ave, east side btw 51/52nd St
China Gourmet (cheap chinese), 8th Ave, west side btw 51/52nd St
10/23/2007 03:19 PM
China Gourmet (cheap chinese), 8th Ave, west side btw 51/52nd St
8th Ave looking south from 51st St
10/23/2007 03:19 PM
8th Ave looking south from 51st St
The Gershwin - 8th Ave, east side btw 53/54th St
10/23/2007 03:20 PM
The Gershwin - 8th Ave, east side btw 53/54th St
The Gershwin - 8th Ave, east side btw 53/54th St
10/23/2007 03:20 PM
The Gershwin - 8th Ave, east side btw 53/54th St
8th Ave, SW corner @ 53rd St
10/23/2007 03:21 PM
8th Ave, SW corner @ 53rd St
Metro Condos - 8th Ave, west side btw 53/54nd St
10/23/2007 03:20 PM
Metro Condos - 8th Ave, west side btw 53/54nd St
8th Ave, west side btw 53/54nd St
10/23/2007 03:21 PM
8th Ave, west side btw 53/54nd St
7th Ave Tower
10/23/2007 03:24 PM
7th Ave Tower
8th Ave, NW corner @ 54th St
10/23/2007 03:25 PM
8th Ave, NW corner @ 54th St

I had the honor of having the French death metal band, Scorch, use one of my photos (with significant modifications) for one of their album covers:

8th Ave, east side btw 54/55th St
10/23/2007 03:30 PM
8th Ave, east side btw 54/55th St
What it could look like someday
2012
What it could look like someday
Empty lot - 8th Ave, east side btw 54/55th St
10/23/2007 03:26 PM
Empty lot - 8th Ave, east side btw 54/55th St
8th Ave, west side btw 54/55th St
10/23/2007 03:27 PM
8th Ave, west side btw 54/55th St
8th Ave, west side btw 54/55th St
10/23/2007 03:27 PM
8th Ave, west side btw 54/55th St
8th Ave, NE corner @ 56th St
10/23/2007 03:28 PM
8th Ave, NE corner @ 56th St
8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
2/6/2007 09:23 AM
8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
10/23/2007 03:28 PM
8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
10/23/2007 03:29 PM
8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
10/23/2007 03:29 PM
8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
939 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
10/23/2007 03:30 PM
939 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
8th Ave, SW corner @ 56th St
10/23/2007 03:33 PM
8th Ave, SW corner @ 56th St
Symphony Plaza, 8th Ave, NE corner @ 56th St
10/23/2007 03:33 PM
Symphony Plaza, 8th Ave, NE corner @ 56th St
Symphony Plaza, 8th Ave, NE corner @ 56th St
10/23/2007 03:30 PM
Symphony Plaza, 8th Ave, NE corner @ 56th St
Hearst Building - 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
10/23/2007 03:26 PM
Hearst Building - 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
Hearst Building - 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
10/23/2007 03:31 PM
Hearst Building - 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
Hearst Building - 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
10/23/2007 03:32 PM
Hearst Building - 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
8th Ave, west side btw 57/58th St
10/23/2007 03:33 PM
8th Ave, west side btw 57/58th St