Photo by myself in Midtown, around 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.
A man stifles a yawn. It was early morning when I took this photo.
I imagine these folks are European. Funny to think a New Yorker was taking photos of visitors.
The dead giveaway that the folks above are tourists is the way the ladies have their bags strapped across their bodies. I can understand the anxiety of going to a new place - you feel vulnerable, even when it's safe. But there's no need to fear of purse-snatching.
Yes, there are crowds, yes there are all types of people. I've heard of break-ins and one completely random car jacking, but I've never heard of a purse being snatched in the many years I've lived here. Perhaps it happens, but it's very rare.
Some New York women walk about half-asleep with their bags wide open and stuff hanging out, while talking on their cell phones. Not to worry, it's perfectly safe here.
Related posts: Passing the Time in Times Square, Lost Near Macy's and Flower Power, Bryant Park.