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NYC Grid is a photo blog dedicated to exploring New York block-by-block and corner-by-corner. Each post covers a new street or feature with a focus on the mundane and ephemeral.


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30th St Between Park Ave and Lexington Ave

Walking from Park to Lexington by way of 30th street feels a bit like taking an off-ramp from a super highway to a utility road. The non-stop automobile bustle on Park gives way to a canopied, quiet street of apartments and churches, before entering "the town" again on Lex.

With plenty of pleasant architecture, and tall trees, the block was built to be quiet. It's at least four blocks away in either direction from any major East-West streets, and even the stuff you can find on the avenue corners don't seem to attract any crazy groups.

Some of the trees here encroach quite readily on the sidewalk, and seem to have an "Elephant Man"-like growing pattern around the roots as they take over whatever space they can.

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