The Corner

In L.A. the corner was Hollywood & Vine , in San Francisco it was Haight-Ashbury, and for some it still is. But in the West Village of Manhattan it’s Christopher & Gay , which is where Leffot sits.

Long after the corner became famous it conveys a sense of awe for an unending flock of tourists and reminds us that, "something special happened here." People from all over the world take pictures of the street signs right outside my windows, and as I watch them snap away all day every day I enjoy seeing their reactions. Some find it serendipitously; others dutifully follow their guidebooks in Italian, Spanish, German, or Chinese. Some giggle and point, while others embrace the pole, and some take shots because others are doing so and they don’t want to miss a photo op.

It’s a beautiful part of Manhattan; if you have never been here I hope you will have the opportunity to do so. I’ll be happy to take your picture under the signs.

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