~nyc day seven: stuyvesant~

December 22nd, 2010

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Irascible Petrus Stuyvesant–Old Silver Leg–working his peg. The bravado, buckles, bows, the booty of it all…

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The nickname derives from the stick of wood studded with silver nails that was his ill-fitting artificial limb. That would make me cranky too. Below: New Amsterdam! I think I can make out the Woolworth Building from here…

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