Posts Tagged ‘nyc summer’

Summer on 34th Street

August 23, 2012

Summer on 34th involves walking, shopping, commuting, not much eating, and whatever that poor man in the plaid shirt is up to.

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Kick-off at Foley Square

August 11, 2012

The magazine article said Foley Square was the starting point of the car-free Summer Streets program – 6.9 miles of city streets. We were looking for the zip line and couldn’t find it. Turns out the article didn’t mention the times. Cars are prohibited from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, so it didn’t do us any good since we got there after 2:00 PM.

NYC Bodies

July 27, 2012

NYC Bodies, down at the South Street Seaport, still. Take the F, D, M, or B to West 4th and take the A, C, or E to Fulton and walk east, toward the water.

Someone is usually watching

July 18, 2012

Step out a door, and you might be on a security camera or… in someone’s line of vision.

Have it both ways

July 16, 2012

No matter the temperature, some will always choose to walk in the sun or shade. My summer nightmare is a street where there’s no shade – in this scenario I’m the grate-walker.

Walk the line

July 14, 2012

Uptown, white stripes, downtown, walk on the pavement. Three street fairs and I am officially burned out. Today’s, on Broadway, was crowded and seemed to have fewer interesting merchants, if that was possible.

Young man with green sunglasses

July 11, 2012

Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, it’s not as crowded as it looks. The styrofoam cooler on the cart on the left was full of fish. It was almost 90 degrees;¬†wasn’t hard to figure that one out.

Scaffolding & newsstand

July 10, 2012

The latest¬†heatwave is over, but it’s still summer and quite warm. I needed to spend $$ and get some iced coffee, so I went to the strangest Starbuck’s, at the back of the NHL Store on Sixth Avenue. The view out the window, in my opinion, was fabulous. I like the newsstand’s refrigerator of drinks.

A woman and a semi

July 5, 2012

Scene on West 48th Street: we are having a stare-down, except it’s hard to determine a winner when both sides are wearing sunglasses.

Corn @ a street fair

July 1, 2012

NYC Street fairs are very repetitious. It’s mostly the same stuff to eat, buy, and drink repeated for 10-15 blocks. Grilled corn is very popular this year; tube socks used to be.