Thursday, July 13, 2006

Manhattan Henge - Weathered out

The pictures describe it best. Even though it rained and it was gloomy dark from the overcast clouds, at one point a red sunset streak broke thorugh the clouds above the horizon. But for the most part it was bust from this side of the clouds.

From the soutwest corner looking east into the intersection where people would have gathered.

Looking west down 34th Street. Base of the Empire State Bldg. on the right left side.

57th & 7th intersection, looking west. That monlithic structure in the middle sits on the New Jersey side of the river.

On the brighter side, I did grab two cheeseburgers & fries from Shake Shack. A lot of buzz about this "burger joint" (the name of another burger restaurant) that is notoriously known for the long, writhing line thorugh the Madison Square Park. This Shake Shack link even provides a webcam to see how long the line is.

If I had to choose between the two, I'd favor Shake Shack burgers - lighter, more flavorful, good bread. And then there is corner bistro's burger. There are other good spots around the city but these are certainly cheap-n-cheerful eats worth the trip at least once...and, you can get beer to wash them burgers down.