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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Braving the Chill in Bryant Park

Bryant Park, NYC
Photo by myself in Bryant Park, around 41st Street and 5th Avenue.

Despite the chilly temperatures, New Yorkers like to get out during lunchtime, even to browse around on the internet.

Public open spaces like Bryant Park offer free wifi for laptop users. With the colder weather, there's no shortage of tables.


Tis the season for holiday parties. The subway rides home are sparsely attended, and everyone seems to have 'plans'.

Mark and I are adjusting Friday night to the strange sensation of being dogless. Mark dropped our puppy Rupert off at the dog sitters for the week, as our flight to Mexico leaves very early tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, our cat, which has been chased around lately, looks perkier than usual. She can choose whichever sofa cushion to sit on, without fearing an ambush.

I'll definitely miss New York while we're away. The city is festive and exciting during holiday time, compared to the dreary months of January and February. I'll continue to post daily, digging into my stash and showing photos from our time away.

Don't be surprised to see sunny photos here, soon!

Related posts: Out to Lunch, Commuting, Computing and Working the Streets.


Spandrel Studios said...

Ah, with the cold weather finally here, it will be a treat to see pics of sunny Mexico! Have a great trip!

Islipian said...

she looks chilly...I had planned to go to the Islip Christmas Parade today, but...I don't know. I don't think I feel like being cold for so long. Wimp that I am :-)

enjoy mexico!

Kitty said...

Hi Spandrel and Bettye

Thanks for the kind thoughts.
I know I'm silly to complain when so many people live in the cold.

I'm sure complaints could be made of the heat, too, lol

Ming the Merciless said...

Have fun in Mexico. Enjoy the sun for us here who are freezing our tails off.

Kitty said...

Thanks Ming!
We'll be home soon enough. Brrr!

James said...

Great picture! We're hosting a few events this winter at Bryant Park. One is that you can get your picture taken with a RCMP Mountie by the Holiday Tree. This is every Monday until December 29th.
We're also hosting a curling get together at Bryant Park Dec 17th from 12-2pm and 6-8pm. Win a car, stay for a drink, and meet some famous curlers.

terry said...

I think in the summer of 2002, the park launched the free Bryant Park Wireless Network, making the park the first in NYC to offer free Wi-Fi access to visitors. Improvements in 2008 significantly increased the number of users who could log-on at a given time.
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