Photo by myself on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, near the New York Public Library.
It's a little chilly out. Some New Yorkers take this with a smile, others, with a grimace.
42nd Street is very crowded for the obvious reason of being a major part of Times Square. It is also a mecca for commuters. Both Grand Central Station, with trains to Connecticut and Philadelphia, and Port Authority, with buses to New Jersey and Boston, are located on either end of 42nd Street.
Mark you calendars - the New York City Marathon will be held this Sunday!
Runners will set out at 8:30 am to run the 26+ miles through each of New York City's five boroughs. More than 100,000 runners send in applications. Only 43,000 runners are selected by lottery to participate.
Some runners will be going barefoot (!). A recent article in the Times reports that at least a few runners will be going barefoot, as a more natural and 'healthy' way to run.
I will be taking photos on the course as usual in Brooklyn, and will keep an eye out for barefoot runners.
For those interested in watching in real time, there is a NYC Marathon channel that will stream live coverage online. Click here on Sunday morning on the Official NYC Marathon site.
Related posts: Older Birds, Fifth Avenue, On the New York Streets, Then and Now and Old Friends, in Alphabet City.