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Seeing the Light

Click here to read Lauren Collins’ article in this week’s New Yorker magazine on Howard Brandston’s recent “Night and Light and the City” MAS walking tour. Noticing the difference between the yellow light of high pressure sodium and the white light of metal halide is akin to learning a new word. Once you know it, you see it everywhere. One woman on the walking tour suddenly noticed on her umpteenth bike ride across the Brooklyn Bridge that it is partly lighted by metal halide and partly by high pressure sodium — and that she much prefers the true colors conveyed by metal halide lights. What about you? Do you have a favorite nighttime walk or bike ride? A park or street or esplanade that has special beauty after the sun goes down? Or, are there parts of city that you dislike because of the lighting? Let us know and it will help us plan our next nighttime walking tour, come fall.
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