For about two years, I worked in an office building around 28th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. From time to time, I would visit Madison Square Park and nearby areas. It has been years since I visited the area. I probably drove through the area but driving is the worst way to experience a place, especially in a city like New York, with the many reckless pedestrians, careless cyclists, and other lawless drivers. Today, I had swimming exercise within walking distance of the area and had a nice walk across town, mostly along 25th Street and 23rd Street.
|Looking south at the Flatiron Building. Notice again the pedestrian mall. There used to be just a small traffic island in the middle to separate Broadway and Fifth Avenue.|