As I may have mentioned (ad nauseum?), I spend a lot of time walking around Tribeca, often with my dog, looking at the neighborhood. My goal is to see if anything changes—is that a flyer in the window across the street?—but one day, I got the idea to take photos of all of the interesting street numbers. I ignored the impulse, because I knew it would be a mammoth undertaking, until I couldn’t any longer. So many numbers—from the ones painted in gold to the the slapdash ones to stylish new ones—were so cool! During the months-long project, I received a lot of funny looks—and I was even chased down Murray Street by an angry resident who thought I was taking photos through his window—but I think it was worth it.
I took hundreds and hundreds of photos. Once I was finished, I wasn’t sure what to do; only a numerobsessive would want to see all of them. So I created a countdown of my 100 favorites. Certain numbers (17 and 19 come to mind) were standouts on several streets, which led to tough decisions. And sometimes unremarkable numbers had to be featured. There were three numbers—97, 63, and 30—that I couldn’t find anywhere in Tribeca. If your building is one of those numbers, let me know!
P.S. You could think of this as one big Where in Tribeca…?, except I labeled each photo with its address. Drift your cursor over a photo to see where it was shot.