Lenox Hill is a quickly changing neighborhood. The once endless rows of low-rise apartments are now more frequently being interrupted by towering glass obelisks. Perhaps hurt most by the development are the small shops the line this stretch of 1st Avenue - while it could be argued that the new condos still provide a place to live for residents (not necessarily the SAME residents) - many of these buildings are not replacing the ground floor retail with anything substantive (save for a bank or two).
I shot the photos for this post very early in the morning as people made their way to work. It wasn't quite yet rush hour, so the streets were still fairly quiet. One of my favorite features of this part of town is the view one has of the 59th Street Bridge from many, many blocks away. The same goes for the Roosevelt Island Tram. It's always amusing to watch people see it pass by for the first time as they exclaim "what the hell is that??"