Sunday, November 14, 2010
New York City Nightlight
I've been looking out my kitchen window at the New York City skyline since 1981. Over the decades more and more buildings have installed decorative lighting, creating a wondrous nighttime view.
Normally the lights switch off some time after midnight, but lately I've noticed an exception: My favorite skyscraper, the spectacular and wildly ornate Chrysler building, has been leaving its lights on until dawn. I've started to think of it as New York City's version of a nightlight.
That got me wondering: Had anyone in the wide world of knickknacks actually created a Chrysler building nightlight? Apparently someone has. The Chrysler building is included in a set of souvenir nightlights on a New York City souvenir site, but it seems to be out of stock. However, if you so desire, you can acquire a set of Chrysler and Empire State Building salt and pepper shakers from a different souvenir site.
I think I'll just listen to this old Jimmy Reed song.