Yep the Lincoln Correctional Facility (with apparently 400 cells as my research elsewhere has since found out), this isn't a holding facility but a long term prison.
Nice views of the park across the road (check out the insert), hopefully these people are doing something nice to get these digs and views as a reward for good behavior.
Native New Yorkers view "Central Park North" with bemusement. We know it as Harlem. Central Park North was a name invented largely by Real Estate agents trying to sell Harlem to yuppies.
Well I live on 120th st in Harlem, but I'm also a yuppie.ReplyDelete
So where does that leave me?
I guess I called it "central park north" because I was walking through...you know....the northern part of central park.....
You know as opposed to the reservoir or the zoo or wollman rink etc.
Not everyone in NY is a 'locationist' (lol i think i just coined a new word).
Well, I'm new to your blog so I'm not sure how long you've been here but you'll find that New Yorkers are among the most provincial people on Earth. When you locals you live there they'll pester you with questions until you tell them exactly which block of which street you live on.ReplyDelete
Things must have changed quite a bit since I was there. In those days any white guy anywhere north of 110th was assumed to be buying drugs! I got stopped one time for that when I had to get off the train b/c of mechanical problems.
lol - yep one of the weirdest things about NY is you have 'streets' as localisations.ReplyDelete
eg you can have a crappy street - then walk one block and it looks great, then walk another and it's crappy again.
In Australia pretty much an entire suburb is good or bad. You dont get the variance just by walking 200 meters to the next corner.