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INTO THE HEART OF GOTHAM.
superciliously higher, the other. From the tops of either one can view a panorama that is worth going across the continent to
Across the Square from Twenty-third Street is old Madison Square Garden, the scene of the French balls, the horse show, also lesser shows of cats and dogs and poultry. Dr. Parkhurst's old and new church are on the Square, as also are the buildings of the Metropolitan Life and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. A few blocks north is the "Little Church Around the Corner." Looking either up or down Fifth Avenue from this airy corner one can see what represents more wealth than the ordinary mind can easily grasp. Looking west on Twenty-third Street one can see many of the important shops-in fact, go up or down or over to the west for several blocks, the shops and the women who visit them are all one is apt to notice.
If all the most important shops, theaters, hotels and business enterprises and offices thrive in this section, so does the Flatiron corner sight-seer. He-it is ever a hehaunts this corner, where the restless, inquisitive breeze is ever seeking the elusive vacuum, and where, in so doing, swirls airy draperies and summer frou-frou in a most impudent manner.
Beyond, to the southward on Fifth Avenue, near and around old Washington Square, once so exclusive, is the section where many artists live and hold forth in their own peculiarly picturesque manner. In this vicinity is a most interesting al fresco restaurant, guarded as sacredly from the outside world as can be, where Bohemian spirits of the brush and pencil-also a few who lay claim to but the outer husks of both, such as models, typewriter girls from publishing houses-gather to drink "red ink," gaze at other kindred cranks, and be entertained by the once-in-a-while outbreaks from brilliant Bohemians. Here dines the Persian Kitten poet, painters and
illustrators, prose writers and hack writers, humorists, the Purple Cow man, and artists of high degree, who bolt and leave their bills to be paid by their friends.
All around the section around Twentythird Street there are innumerable restaurants, Bohemian and otherwise, famous and otherwise, where world-wide celebrities are thick as huckleberries on a mountain-side in July, for this is a section where many people live "European."
Or perhaps you are tired of New York and want to go to Coney Island the pleasantest way. At the foot of Twenty-third Street, North River, the Iron Steamboat starts on its trip to Coney Island, where blow cool breezes and gay youths and maidens, seemingly all on love-making bent. Or from the ferry here one can easily and quickly reach any railway terminal on the Jersey side, or any point of note or interest on Manhattan. It is not far to Grand Central Station; the connections for Long Island ferries are quickly and easily made, or transfers to any of the four elevated lines or Subway. The time it takes to go anywhere on Manhattan is cut in half by landing at Twenty-third Street. Harlem is twenty minutes away, and the Battery about the same. On Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets the horse cars still reign in their early, old-fashioned glory. Many people from towns that to New York seem quite hopelessly provincial have to come to Gotham to see these relics of the past that their city never was slow enough to possess.
But what would you have? New York is at once the most cosmopolitan and the most provincial city in the world. And in and around Twenty-third Street you will find something of all its teeming life, and garner in your heart that which makes all other places tame and unpalatable to your taste now and forevermore.
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