Recommended Reading: Julia Rothman's Illustrated Clocks Of New York
The timekeepers of New York City are too various to even consider checking; of the significant public ones, some are obviously very well known. Traveling south to north, there is the Barthman’s Sidewalk Clock, at Broadway and Maiden Lane. There is the fifth Avenue Building Clock, at Madison Square. There is “The Clock,” most imperiously named, riding the station’s data work area, continually running one moment excessively quick. Furthermore, there is obviously the Tiffany Atlas Clock, at fifth and 57th, a verdigris-covered magnum opus that is offered the time from its roost with on leg on each side of the edge of the gem specialist’s worldwide lead since 1853.
The Tiffany Atlas Clock, which has enlivened the American goldsmith’s fake watch prices and adornments assortments. (This picture, and the one above it, graciousness of The New Yorker)
But on New Years Eve, the aggregate consideration of the country, if not simply the occupants of the city, goes not to a legitimate public clock, but rather to a specific ball on survey at a positively jam-packed Midtown crossing point. Its painstakingly aligned drop denotes the exact second when one year closes and the following one begins.
In a wonderfully delineated piece running in the January 1, 2018, issue of The New Yorker, Julia Rothman reveals an insight into New York’s numerous milestone public tickers, only two instances of which we’ve appeared to you here. Her outlines portray the clocks similarly as they are going to strike 12 PM. It’s virus around here in New York this December 29th. Just a dolt would set out by walking to see these clocks today, and tomorrow appears to be much colder. Stay in, brew some espresso or tea, and head over to The New Yorker to see each of the nine checks outlined in Rothman’s story, “The Many Clocks of New York City, Ringing In the New Year.”
Happy New Year. What’s more, stay warm, any place you are.