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Fashion Walk of Fame

These circular brass plates are set into Seventh Avenue—”Fashion Avenue”—around 47th Street. The title plate reads: “Fashion Walk of Fame celebrates excellence in American Design by honoring the New York Designers who have had a significant and lasting impact on … Continue reading

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Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is a delight of Beaux Arts design, a very 1930’s masterpiece. [exif id=”16″ show=”aperture,location,shutter”] Echoing the colorful bas reliefs on the buildings themselves, the sidewalk is dotted with plaques and ornate street numbers.   [exif id=”16″ show=”aperture,location,shutter”]

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Restaurant Plaque

I have not been able to find an explanation for this ornate little plaque, set into the ground in front of a restaurant.  The restaurant has changed hands and identities multiple times, but the plaque has survived those and numerous … Continue reading

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Union Square

Union Square has some lovely and very detailed brass plates set into the sidewalks, celebrating the area and commemorating historical events. Most of the plaques are too large to capture with a single shot on an iPhone.

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