Monday, July 4, 2011

Nikola Tesla Corner

Coming out of Kinokuniya on Saturday after some morning retail therapy, I was standing under a work shed at the NW corner of 40th Street and Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) when I spotted this sign. I don't recall seeing this before, and didn't know that Tesla lived (or worked) in the area. According to the Tesla Memorial Society, Tesla received The Edison Medal in 1917 at The Engineer's Club located at 34 W. 40th Street near Bryant Park. So the city designation is commemorating that event, rather than a residency or workshop space.


  1. Under-recognized genius, Diane, I first read about in a Cub Scout magazine. Illustrations of Tesla with spark generator things if my memory's okay. Died in NYC, too, if Wikipedia is reliable, right? Good to see him getting some recognition. Jack/Youngstown