Photo by myself in the East Village, around 9th Street and First Avenue.
I happened upon a fellow doing some yoga on the sidewalk, one recent weekend. Arms outstretched, thumbs and forefingers together, he greeted the sun.
Most New Yorkers identify with the man above. I took the photo a few weeks ago.
It has been extremely cold here, with icy, blustery winds. You step outside, immediately yelp in horror, then scuttle to your destination. All everyone can talk about is how cold it is.
In such a fashion-conscious city as New York, dressing for the cold is not easy. The question is, how do you stay warm AND look reasonably good? Don that formless down puffy coat? Strap on a wool cap and risk mussing your hair? Add a micro-layer of long johns to your physique?
I can't claim to have the answer, besides the usual trick of wearing layers. Knee high boots are also a regular item. Some wear fancy leather models with heels, while others wear sporty ones in rubber. The boots keep one's legs toasty and dry, and look good with skirts.
Finally, most New Yorkers have thick skins from living here. Thus we are immune from the cold!
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