Barely a mile by yellow taxi from New York’s glossy skyscrapers,
but a long way in socio-geographic terms, the Saab PhoeniX concept car stands,
at 2am, on a street corner of one of Manhattan’s scratchier, edgier districts.
It used to be all meat wholesaling round here. Many of the old warehouses have
been converted into fashion-forward shops, industrial-chic loft apartments and
frostily cool bars. The rest, of course, have simply been converted into
abandoned warehouses. As in any such district in any city, the small-hours
crowd is full of opinion.
Words: Paul Horrell
Photos: Joe Windsor-Williams
This feature was originally published in the June issue of Top Gear magazine