A Real Estate of Mind

An Office With A View or Thank You New York(Jersey)

There are many great places to work in New York. On Central Park West/South/Fifth Avenue(Central Park East for Tourists), views of Parks/River/Statue of Liberty. But I think I have one of the best views in the city.

It over looks a park (Triangle Park, among the smallest in the city), a tree with yearround christmas lights, New Times Square (Current Billboards for Andrew Marc, T-Mobile, and The Beatles by Apple), and, most importantly the entrance to the Holland Tunnel.

The tunnel, with one of its entrances on Watts street, is able to crowd the entirety of Broome, at least to Broadway, if not further East, most nights. While the tail lights can actually be soothing and create a very urban ambiance, this effect is mitigated by the noise their drivers create. All lanes are full of happy Bridge and Tunnel (B+T) drivers making their way to the Garden State, who take out their frustations on fellow drivers, and by attrition on the residents and workers of SoHo. The thing that really gets me is that these drivers seem to know that their honking wont do anything due to the sheer volume of cars, but still insist on honking. They also tend to block the boxes, which makes it nearly impossible to cross Broome street. While its a perpetual issue, it peaks between 4 and 7 PM on Weeknights, especially Thursdays and Fridays.

So this is a shout out to all my Jersey People driving home at night. Please Stop Honking. It won’t get you home any faster.

Jason

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