Photo by myself, in Bryant Park, at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue.
With the casual dress of workplaces these days, it's hard to distinguish whether people are on vacation or on their lunch break.
During a typical weekday lunch hour, New Yorkers are known to lie in the grass, take off their shirts or even work on their tans (!). Others take their lunches upright and dressed, at cafe tables.
This summer, the main branch of the New York Public Library is undergoing a makeover. In the background, the massive Neo-Classical building resembles a Christo installation.
This entire week was effected by the three-day weekend.
Many, many people are taking their vacations this week, because the holiday so nicely falls on a Friday. My workplace was deathly silent, and it was a real challenge to get information from anyone.
Mark and I are so happy to have the three days ahead. Woohoo! What's on the menu? Cooking, cleaning and some driving around. And a great deal of relaxing.
The weather report shows it will be humid and thunder-showery this weekend. Hope everyone in the area remembers an umbrella!
Related posts: Building for a Greener Environment, 42nd Street and TGIF.