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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Grinning and Bearing it, on 42nd Street

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.


Pierre said...

I love your photos of people in the street. Full of life. Some smiling some hungry.
Feel like sharing your life in NY. Very pleasant

arzach said...

le tue foto di new york sono davvero belle :-)

Leif Hagen said...

I think George on the left isn't so happy but Geoff in the scarf is happy and enjoying his Starbucks Mocha with whip!

Dasha said...

Is it raining in the city? what a pity!
anyway, I'm still loving your photos, enjoying them every day and wishing to visit the city again
greetings! :)

CaT said...

ooooh.... americans and their beverages... they dont seem to go anywhere without!! :D

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the smiles you've captured on some of these guy's faces!
& I always get excited about the marathon. I was there one year when my husband ran it. It really is fun to watch from the sidelines on the street, especially near Central Park. We had so much fun. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood.

Teri Tynes said...

I never tire of visiting your site. You have such an eye for the distilled NY moment. This image of how we react to the first blasts of cold weather sums it up perfectly.

Olivier said...

belle photo, et voila un homme heureux d'etre pris en photo (cela me change des gens d'evry). j'adore

lewi14 said...

Wonderful shot. What can I say more?