Liberty Island and Ellis Island
The symbol of the American Dream, the image of New York and the New World – the Statue of Liberty – towers on a tiny island south of Manhattan.
Those artsy types who couldn’t afford Soho rents anymore started the same gentrification south of Soho in Tribeca: transforming warehouses and factories into artist studios. We can find several buildings with cast-iron structures here as well, for example on White Street or Thomas Street.
(west of 6th Avenue, between 34th and 59th Street)
There is no place like it, no place with an atom of its glory, pride, and exultancy. It lays its hand upon a man’s bowels; he grows drunk with ecstasy; he grows young and full of glory, he feels that he can never die.