You know, with so many streets in Manhattan it doesn't surprise me that at least one of them is capable of hurling you an indeterminate number of years into the future. I'm not talking about some groundbreaking architecture, or example of municipal technology which exists here. No, I'm talking about the always-incredible School of the Future. Founded in 1990 (oddly enough, in the past) the institution is actually a very highly-regarded secondary school which is used as an example for others around the country. And why shouldn't it be? It consistently has 100% of its graduating class accepted to a college or university.
The School of Tomorrow (excuse me….the Future. Tomorrow would be too soon) actually has connections to two Silicon Valley companies: Apple and Microsoft. The school was originally started through funding presented by Apple and it is currently a mentor school for the Coalition of Essential Schools, which is in-turn funded by the Gates Foundation (which was founded by Bill Gates, former CEO of Microsoft). Is that an obscure enough connection? I believe it is.
The rest of the block is very typical for the Gramercy neighborhood in-which it lies. Many of the apartments have grand entrances and doormen who all like to give me funny looks as I snap my photos from across the street.