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by Master Thomas Coxon
Authentic Feng Shui
Urban Feng Shui -
Published in I Magazine in Spring 2005
One of the world’s major centres of contemporary culture and finance, New York is
In greater New York, the Bronx is probably the roughest, most “masculine” area, but a person or business starting here may often succeed and move south to Manhattan. Energy from the entire system is retained by Brooklyn’s and Staten Island’s landmasses, says Coxon, adding that positive energy also pools in upper Manhattan’s Central Park and feeds into the midtown area illustrated here. “This is probably why you’ve got corporate headquarters situated here,” he says. Midtown Manhattan is indeed a concentration of corporate skyscrapers and the location of the United Nations headquarters, all built on a grid work of rectilinear streets. “This creates creates stability for the economy,” Coxon says. Roosevelt Island, a strip of land between Midtown Manhattan and Queens, also improves the flow of intelligent energy to midtown, but its sharp southern point shoots aggressively toward the East Village and Lower East Side, acting as a “poison arrow” and preventing these areas from accumulating the wealth of those on the western parts of Lower Manhattan, such as Greenwich Village.
Coxon and Diep moved the United Nations building from its current position on the East River to join the forest of skyscrapers that already benefit from their placement. Not seeing much room for improvement, the two embellished the area’s edge with five structures that would amplify the general positivity. The futuristic buildings could be placed approximately where Rockefeller Centre presently stands, a positive site already.