nyc: c rock

"C" Rock is a gigantic "C" painted on the rock by the Harlem River, in front of one of Columbia University residence halls. The graffiti, painted and maintained by the Columbia students is perfectly visible from the Circle Line ships. It took years to finish it up since the NYPD was arresting the students painting it until they finally gave up and let the students finish.
The Bronx, NYC

nyc: lex

This part of Lexington avenue in New York really has some decent Art Deco architecture. Corner of Lex and East 42nd, just across the street from the Chrysler Building.