The rain finally gave way to some patches of clear sky and a nice chill. The beauty of this weather is it makes colors pop, especially red and greens in front of the dull brown buildings in New York.
This beautiful little restaurant - Madison & Vine sits on the corner of Madison Ave and 41st Street. Its not the restaurant that caught my eye but the small little plaques of copper embedded on the street (If you see carefully you can spot one plaque). Thats when I realized I was walking on Library Way. 41st Street does not exist between 5th and 6th Avenues since its runs right into New York Public Library and the street that leads into it have 40 wonderful quotes.
The history behind this street is also interesting:
When the Library Way project was first initiated by GCP, 41st Street from Fifth Avenue to the Park Avenue/Pershing Square Viaduct was a shadowy street that served as a delivery-entrance “backstage” to nearby 42nd Street. But new development along this thoroughfare, including some of the city’s hottest hotels and coolest restaurants, has made 41st Street one of the Grand Central neighborhood’s more exciting and active streets.
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