Thursday, April 30, 2015

Parking Lot

Parking Lot. Soho, NYC, 2015
There was a time when you'd find these small parking lots in the empty spaces between buildings all over the place. Now, almost every one we had in the neighborhood has been snatched up and replaced with ugly big buildings, slick glass monstrosities with no souls. Even lots, as narrow as little more than a car's length.... are bought by developers intent on building highrise condo's to sell and rent out at ridiculous prices. These spaces were/are as much a part of the character and beauty of this city as anything else which marked it's once unparalleled style, unfortunately, at breakneck speed, I am witnessing the eradication of history, and the destruction of this city's unique character by the greedy real estate machine, intent on obtaining every inch of available space in order to build something new to block out more and more of the blue sky and sun. Bah.