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Even From Space, Stuy Town Looks Totally Unique

By Noah Hurowitz | July 27, 2016 10:50am | Updated on July 27, 2016 11:53am

Photo credit: Daily Overview | Image (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.
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From ground level, Stuyvesant Town can take the appearance of many other hulking high-rise developments, albeit a particularly verdant one. But captured from space, Stuy Town reveals a delightfully symmetrical pattern, with all roads leading to the Oval in the center.

Stuy Town was designed to give residents a respite from the city at large. When the original owner of the complex, MetLife Insurance, was pitching the design for the complex, the firm’s president promised it would give people a chance “to live in a park – to live in the country in the heart of New York.”

And from above one can see how the complex’s outer buildings help do just that, hemming the rest of the grounds in and keeping out the hustle and bustle that surrounds.

This is the first image in a new DNAinfo feature we’re calling Neighborhood Portrait, a collection of images that captures and celebrates the uniqueness and beauty of our neighborhoods. In addition to photos from our neighborhood reporters, we’ve partnered with Daily Overview to showcase their unique satellite photography. You can sign up to receive more stunning photos from the Neighborhood Portrait series delivered directly to your inbox.