Eighth Avenue - West 50s

An oddity about 840 Eighth Avenue is the carved names of prominent European explorers engraved above the windows on the sixth floor: Marquette, Le June, Cartier, La Salle Dongan, Columbus, Carroll, De Leon, Joques, Montcalm and Vespucci. Justin Ferate pointed out that they are all Roman Catholics, and that the building was the clubhouse for the Knights of Columbus. Because Catholics were not permitted to become Masons, the Knights of Columbus was their response. The Knights of Columbus name is engraved on the band below the windows and their seal is in the oval cartouche above the curved window in the center.

I had the honor of having the French death metal band, Scorch, use one of my photos (with significant modifications) for one of their album covers

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Hampton Inn - 8th Ave, west side btw 50/51st St
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8th Ave, NE corner @ 51st St
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8th Ave, NE corner @ 51st St
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840 8th Ave, east side btw 50/51st St
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840 8th Ave
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840 8th Ave
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840 8th Ave
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8th Ave, east side btw 51/52nd St
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China Gourmet (cheap chinese), 8th Ave, west side btw 51/52nd St
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8th Ave looking south from 51st St
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The Gershwin - 8th Ave, east side btw 53/54th St
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The Gershwin - 8th Ave, east side btw 53/54th St
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8th Ave, SW corner @ 53rd St
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Metro Condos - 8th Ave, west side btw 53/54nd St
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8th Ave, west side btw 53/54nd St
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7th Ave Tower
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8th Ave, NW corner @ 54th St
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8th Ave, east side btw 54/55th St
2012
What it could look like someday
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Empty lot - 8th Ave, east side btw 54/55th St
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8th Ave, west side btw 54/55th St
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8th Ave, west side btw 54/55th St
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8th Ave, NE corner @ 56th St
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8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
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8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
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8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
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8th Ave, east side btw 56/57th St
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939 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
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8th Ave, SW corner @ 56th St
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Symphony Plaza, 8th Ave, NE corner @ 56th St
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Symphony Plaza, 8th Ave, NE corner @ 56th St
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Hearst Building - 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
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Hearst Building - 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
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Hearst Building - 8th Ave, west side btw 56/57th St
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8th Ave, west side btw 57/58th St

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