some summerstreets saturday stuff

Today was the first of several Saturdays in NYC designated as Summerstreets. For a few brief hours streets normally filled with cars and buses are left to those on foot and two wheels. Today the mission was to check out the Park Avenue tunnel, usually off limits to pedestrians. There were a lot of us out there, but it never felt overly crowded. The air was crisp and clean, no smell of diesel or constant drone of engines, car horns and all the other bits of living in a busy city. Over all a very cool experience, but then I am thrilled any time I get to go somewhere new. I get especially excited when it is somewhere that is usually off limits.

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So, next time then…

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4 comments

  1. As usual, a wonderful set of images chronicling the daily life of NYC and it’s inhabitants. What a great idea to close some streets to traffic once in a while. As you said, it’s fun to go to a new place. I really like the shots in the blue light – I guess coming from the “Dive” display – and the various people’s reactions. Especially like the one of the little girl with her head tipped way back. Thanks again for sharing places and views I’ll probably never see on my own.

  2. Such fun to be able to go somewhere normally closed to foot traffic. The colors in the tunnel are a great background for your photos. Nice pics of people enjoying something new!

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