View Poll Results: Which of the following has the best Canyon

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  • 2nd Avenue

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  • 3rd Avenue

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  • Lexington Avenue

    5 18.52%
  • Park Avenue

    2 7.41%
  • Madison Avenue

    2 7.41%
  • 5th Avenue

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  • Broadway

    9 33.33%
  • 6th Avenue

    9 33.33%
  • 7th Avenue

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  • 8th Avenue

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Thread: Manhattan's Best Canyon

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    Edward may need to upgrade the vBulletin version. The other forums allow you to include as many polling choices as you want.

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    I think it's in the works.

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    Default Deserves its own category....

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylimitone View Post
    You can make one for the Financial District, since thats the only part of the city that has canyons.
    Hold up a second; there are canyons, and there is DT which are more like crevasses.

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    Canyon effects can be either be an "in your face", powerful mass of concrete, glass and steel, as seen in the narrow streets of the financial district.....




    Or the more longer view of tall vertical towers blending into the distant horizon. I've always appreciated this effect more.


    Which is the best? By the time I finally find the perfect canyon view, a new one will probably have overtaken it.
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    Default My favorite NY canyon

    Last edited by Peteynyc1; July 6th, 2008 at 09:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kz1000ps View Post
    Sixth Ave in the 40s and 50s is impressive due to its sheer corporate might and height (especially those on its west side).
    I agree.


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    I'd like to change my vote. I intitially voted for Madison Avenue because it may be my favorite street to drive. From its breathtaking origins at my favorite New York square, to all the beautiful buildings of the upper east side--and all the corporate castles in between--it is New York at its most genteel. But third avenue is a better canyon. Indeed, it is Manhattan's best canyon. No other avenue gives the sense that it goes on ad infinitum like Third. Its as if the street and buildings follow the curvature of the earth, giving the sense that given enough time one could follow the pavement around the planet without having to leave the confines of its finest city.

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    i like this thread, i cant comment yet (but ill let you know in 2 weeks)


    but more photos would be nice, i love the avenue shots amazing!

    btw i was wondering what the longest avenue is?

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    b'way. bedford ave is bk's longest.

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    For me it's Lexington Ave looking from the north beyond Bloomberg Tower towards Chrysler in the south.

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    Walking out of work on Friday, I felt compelled to acknowledge that the canyon of Broadway from Herald Square to Times Square is quite impressive.

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    Water Street in the financial district is pretty impressive:


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    the view south down william street from beekman is another nice fin district shot. it's actually one of the few vantage points from which the speckled cow is tolerable.

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    Canyon of Heroes.

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    i love crossing the avenues and looking up and down them, its amazing.

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