The Palisades Mall in West Nyack, NY was built on a landfill. Rosie O’Donnell, Nyack resident, took up the challenge to find out if the rumors were true, that the mall was really sinking. She began to measure the foundation and share the results on her morning talk show. Her results might have been inconclusive but the furor kept me away. In addition, the mall developers were in a heated battle with local residents. They uncovered surprise expansion plans to build a Palisades 2, on the other side of the highway. Their plans were met with well- organized and passionate protests and the plans were eventually scrapped.
Power to the People!
During the early days of the Palisades, I lived south and stayed away. It was too industrial, too big and way too impersonal.
That was until I moved to my condo on the mountain and as I rode down the bottom and turned right, through 3 traffic lights, there it was on my right. And an Apple store moved in on the bottom floor, and I bought my first Macbook there, and when Apple Genius Chris first told me about Apple’s weekly pro care lessons and a ten-plex movie theater was constructed on the top floor with stadium seating and at least 1 or 2 of the 10 movie selections offered were edgy and independent, well what can I say?
I’m no mall rat, but I do frequent the Palisades Mall weekly. A movie, a lesson, a frozen yogurt, a visit to the Barnes and Noble, a salad at the Cheesecake Factory, a coffee at the Dunkin Donuts.
But what really motivated this shot was purely for the Photo-A-Day Challenge . I was on my way out, after a great Mac lesson focused on new video software I have never used. I was racing to the next appointment, but in the back of my mind I felt the daily photo challenge slowing me down, forcing me to look up and around and grab my Fuji Finepix and take a longer look through its lens for a shot of this world of steel and light.
I couldn’t wait for a moment to download the captured moments and here’s the gem.
And this is day 26 of the Slice of Life Challenge.