Photo by myself at West 74th Street and Broadway, on the Upper West Side.
The square outside this busy subway stop has a giant abstract sculpture, gardens and plenty of seating. It's a great place to plant oneself and watch the crowds go by.
A fellow was playing an odd cello-like instrument, Tuesday. His performance was a part of National Night Out, a night for communities and police to promote the awareness of neighborhood crime.
Speaking of crime, just a few days ago, a man was bludgeoned to death on a quiet street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The street is lined with trees and brownstones.
A mob of as many as 20 people attacked a couple of young men for unknown reasons. One man died, leaving his wife who is 8-months pregnant. (Edit: The man who died had spent time in prison, but it's unclear whether this figures in the story).
Mark and I live just a few blocks away. Needless to say, everyone I know in the neighborhood is a bit freaked out.
For more about the Park Slope attack, click here.
A makeshift shrine marks the fatal spot in Park Slope.
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