Week Seven: October 23-29
|More from Milton Glaser|
|Love for sale|
Week 7 brings sales, sales, sales. Retailers fear a grim holiday season.
|God Bless America|
|Farmer’s Market, Union Square|
|Whoever took our flag...|
Halloween approaches, creeping in between the flags.
An accidental scaffold collapse near Union Square kills 4 workers and injures 14. There are some sighs of relief from the Farmer’s Market when onlookers hear what happened—many still equate multiple sirens with terrorism.
|Xpecting to get in|
Bill Gates launches Windows XP in Bryant Park amid heightened security: no bags, no cameras, photo ID please.
Sting opens with An Englishman in New York.
|Not the answer|
|The other terrorists||
|Both want war|
Farther south, the East Village hosts a mixed campaign of posters and stickers: commercial, political, protest, cryptic.
A good adhesive is essential for longevity; many controversial posters are torn down as soon as they are put up.
|48 over neon|
|Paint over 50|
Other neighborhoods memorialize in their own ways; in the Village, peace flags. In Chelsea, NYPD snow globes and patriotic club gear.
|Support our troops|
|Marilyn looks on|
|44th St & 8th Ave|
|“Going to ground zero around heroes”|
|NYC from the deck of the Intrepid|
Midtown, the message is simple and serial: United we stand.
On the way to the Intrepid Museum, I stumble upon the same overcome fireman statue I’d seen on Day 8, still waiting to be delivered to Ground Zero.
|The WWII aircraft carrier Intrepid|
|Empire State Building|
From the top of the Empire State Building, the “Capitol of the Capital of the World,” you can see 4 states.
|Other bars he lays before me|
|East: Queens & Brooklyn|
|North: Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, the U.N., etc.|
|South: the Flatiron Building and lower Manhattan|
|West: Madison Square Garden & One Penn Plaza|
The floodlights will burn red, white, and blue until December.
|They made a monkey out of old King Kong|
The gift shop still sells WTC snow globes.
|Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island & New Jersey|