April 14, 2008

Classic New York: A Walk, and a Map


The walk described here is based on a series of posts relating to the New York of Auntie Mame (see related posts following). I took the walk myself over several days, rather than all at once. I consider the walk as a series of experiences. Trying to enjoy Macy's, Times Square, the Algonquin, stores along Fifth Avenue, the Plaza Hotel and the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis in the same day would be too daunting and exhausting. And expensive.

I'm already thinking about returning to the St. Regis.

This walk serves as a companion to the Walk in Turtle Bay that includes 3 Beekman Place, the fictional home of Mame Dennis. The walk also intersects with other themed walks such as the New York of Raymond Hood, Architect and Fifth Avenue and the High Road to Taos: Mabel Dodge, Georgia O'Keeffe, and New York City.



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The walk is approximately 1.6 miles. What I consider Classic New York is more vast than this walk. It would include Tiffany's, for example, but I'm saving a visit there for when I write about You Know Who. Also, MY Classic New York includes free things and cheap things and just the sheer joy of strolling.

See related posts:
Classic New York: 59th and Fifth: A Slideshow
Classic New York: The Algonquin
Classic New York: Times Square
Classic New York: A Visit to Macy's, in April
Classic New York: Henri Bendel
Classic New York: The King Cole Bar at the St. Regis
The Classic New York of Mame Dennis
A Walk in Turtle Bay: Beekman Place, the U.N., Tudor City, and E. 42nd St.
The Liberation Theology of Mame Dennis
Grand Central Theatre, and A New Walk Begins

Image: at 59th and Fifth Ave. Walking Off the Big Apple. April 2008.

4 comments:

Eamon said...

The map makes a big difference, I think, for people who don't know the city that well.

Teri Tynes said...

You're so right, Eamon. It helps orient oneself, as it were.
By the way, Eamon asked in an earlier comment for a different post about favorite bookstores. I'd like suggestions from readers, because I would like to visit some soon.

cayasm said...

Thanks for this NYC is my favourite city and I have walked miles and miles never losing interest always so much to see, living here in the UK i go on Earthcam just to give me a realtime view of the city i have grown to love.

Carley said...

Good job! The only thing is, Henri Bendel was not located in its current house in Mame's day. Its current location opened in 1991 from 10 West 57th.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE2D8133DF933A25750C0A967958260&sec=&spon=&&scp=17&sq=%22henri%20bendel%22%20moves%20new%20store&st=cse

Lovin' your blog!!!!!