Friday, July 10, 2009

The Berlin Wall in Midtown?

Where East once met West

Dear Postcards from New York Reader,

Some thoughts after our Nation's Birthday celebration July 4th.

I bet you didn't know part of the Berlin Wall is right here in Midtown. Before the memories of the fireworks lit off last week have faded, if you happen to be anywhere in the area of 53rd Street less than a block from the Museum of Modern Art and steps from the NBA Store, just off Fifth Avenue, stop before the Wall, or sit and enjoy the waterfall behind it in garden chairs set out just for this purpose.

This fragment of the Wall once divided free people from the captive; it compels us to reflect on the freedom we so often take for granted. A freedom that is completely unknown to billions of people around the world.

Jacqueline Cable
For Postcards from New York


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Address to remember: On the north side of 53rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenue.

Directions: From Times Square, MTA Uptown E to Fifth Ave/53rd St, short walk east to Wall.

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