Monday, July 22, 2013

Morning Walk #56 - SoHo, West Village

Wall art in the projects

76 degrees and 78% humidity

The Holland Tunnel was started in 1920 and opened in 1927. It was the first of its kind at the time. It connects Manhattan with Jersey City by going through the bedrock under the Hudson River. (I don't like to think about this when traveling through the tunnel.) It also had an innovative ventilation system at the time which directs air in at road level and removes exhaust at the ceiling. The fans remove the air every 90 seconds.  It was named after its first engineer who died before completion of the project.

The Grand Sichuan restaurant offering a "holiday special" on lobster....just not sure what the holiday is...

Houston looked like a historic place till I got up close. Instead it's a beer hall and a new one at that though the interior is old timey looking.

McCarthy Square - an odd shaped tiny parcel of land (.04 acre) with a flagpole that was originally located at the 1939 World's Fair in Queens. It's named for the first Greenwich Village resident to die in World War II.  Bernard Joseph McCarthy, a marine, was killed at Guadalcanal in 1942.

Steps: 6006

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