Wednesday, February 14, 2007

BRIDGEMARKET at night (lookin' groovy)

A supermarket in my neighborhood where I usually buy my groceries, the FOOD EMPORIUM BRIDGEMARKET re-opened three months ago with a new look. This market is uniquely located underneath the Queensboro Bridge, also called the 59th Street Bridge, popularized by the Simon and Garfunkel hit “59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).” The bridge goes over the East River and Roosevelt Island, connecting Manhattan to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. The Bridgemarket boasts high, cathedral-like tiled arch ceilings, designed and built by Spanish architect and builder, Rafael Guastavino. Guastavino used specially fired tiles manufactured in Italy. The walls of the store are made of glass enclosing the exterior supports of the bridge. All the utilities and services had to be brought onto the floor level from underneath, so that all the fixtures had to be specially custom made for the store. Adjacent to the bridgemarket is CONRAN, a high-end home-furnishings store.

3 comments:

Ken said...

Naku ha, napapakanta tuloy ako dito sa office.

Ken said...

Naku ha, papapakanta tuloy ako dito sa office. Good thing ako lang ang narito ngayon!

Noel Y. Calingasan said...

Ken, ako rin napapakanta kaya lang di ko alam lyrics.Alam ko lang yung parteng "...la la la la la la ...feelin' groovy"