|Tenth Avenue at W. 50th St. looking south|
|10th Avenue between W. 48th and W. 47th St. west side|
"I walked down 10th to 42nd. I met some prowling soaks* on the cross streets, and most of the saloons on 9th and 10th ave had three men sober and one man drunk loafing in front of them. It was just cool enough to be pleasant for a soaked loafer. There were a few bad women standing at the foot of stairways, but not the obtrusive kind. Tenth ave was for the most part very still except for the intermissions that every city must have." (diaries, cited in Edgar Lee Masters, Vachel Lindsay: A Poet in America. p. 126
|Couldn't help pointing out the 666 address, especially in a place called Hell's Kitchen. East side, 10th Avenue.|
|Look for St. Raphael's Croatian Catholic Church on 41st Street, just west of Tenth Ave. The church dates from the 1890s.|
|View of apartment buildings at the corner of 10th Avenue and 45th Street.|
|View of midtown Manhattan skyscrapers from W. 39th Street.|
|Jacob Javits Convention Center. 11th to 12th Avenues. between W. 37th and W. 34th. 1986. currently undergoing renovations.|
|Perspective from bus stop on the southwest corner of W. 34th and 11th Avenue. It's OK - a bus will eventually come and take you back to the middle of the island.|
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See related post - Vachel Lindsay, Artist and Poet, Walking in New York. This post is the second in a series.
* A "soak" is a slang term for a drunkard.
Images by Walking Off the Big Apple from Thursday morning, May 20, 2010. Clicking on images will enlarge them. Walking Off the Big Apple did not encounter any prowling soaks on her walk and is a little disappointed. Will have to return at night sometime, before Hell is paved over.
P.S. If you thought you were going to read about a cooking show on television, I am sorry.