Photo by myself on Fifth Avenue, around 55th Street on the Upper East Side.
The Peninsula Hotel on 55th Street is adorned with flags and some gorgeous, ornate architecture.
I took this photo from the back of a cab.
In New York, owners of buildings taller than six floors need to have the exteriors of their buildings professionally inspected every five years. It used to be that the inspectors would look at a building through binoculars, but after several accidents, they now have to go up to inspect facades firsthand.
Related posts: Glitzy Glam, Outside the Pierre, Merry Xmas Eve, from Fifth Avenue, and On a Winter Day, at the Plaza Hotel.