One of the first lessons I learned, as a brand new New Yorker, was this: when walking down the street, don't look up! Somehow, taking in the sights would mark me as a tourist, a curious spectator—not a real New Yorker.
Well, forget it. Now, when I return to the city, I am a tourist. Of sorts. And I am not shy about looking-up and marveling at the beautiful, Pre-War architecture—the craftwork of thousands of unknown human hands.
Shown here, two architectural gems which caught my eye—both along Central Park West.
My husband had business in New York this week and I decided—at the last minute—to join him on the trip. It gives me a chance to walk about, discover new things, and to revisit some of my earlier haunts (back when I was a bona fide New Yorker). Photos (shot upward or not) will be forthcoming over the next few days.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248