Hanging out on this particular corner of Downtown Manhattan is a little bit like stepping in a time capsule. Actually, it is like going back straight to the 70's: we are talking about 200 Water Street, designed in 1971 by Emery Roth & Sons.
The famous "Grid Clock" is still working, after years of neglect (the building was a NYU dorm for a while). Nowadays the owners converted the building into residential, so everything is back to its former glory, clock included.
There are also some colorful benches, and even some phone booths (without public phones of course...when was the last time we used a public phone? 10 years ago?). Everything is painted in bright primary colors, as it should be. We are talking about the Seventies here.