Photo by myself on Sixth Avenue, around 35th Street in Midtown.
A photo from a couple months ago, when it was a little warmer.
Whenever I meet someone who has worked in Midtown, as I did earlier this week, we commiserate: on how dirty it is, how crowded, how there's no real good places to eat.
But when I look back on these photos, I see how good we have it. There is tons to look at, and tons of different types of people. At night, the ambiance can be brilliant, with the bright storefronts and taxis whizzing by.
When it rains, legions of umbrellas appear and move like massive umbrella creatures toward the subway stations. They are mostly black umbrellas, of course, and the next day you'll find tattered ones, thrown aside on the sidewalk.
The streets will be a bit cleaner, but just for a moment. Life goes on.
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