The results of my street shooting in NYC the last few days. High rises forming canyons, bustling subways, quiet courtyards and gardens, people people people. Stepping off the Path train I immediately was hit by the energy and buzz of new york. It quickened my paceand my eyes widened, I even took on a smile as I felt the energy of that underground network spreading and flowing through the city. I was there to check out the CI jam (see blog post) at 100 grand. After I walked to the east village taking in lights, cars, sounds, smells. The tiny apartments of NYC are something, glad to have had opportunity to stay in a few. The one on this trip had a nice community garden nearby (more later) and a quiet courtyard that my room looked out on.
In the morning I got to bike for the first time on Manhattan streets. Not as harrowing as I expected. was great to pass construction where cars were stuck. And curious how street signals seemed like suggestions rather than firm rules. Cobblestones in Soho were nice.
Of New york, I really enjoy how the buildings close in the streets: they make such a presence. On some of the avenues the high rises make such a wonderful long ‘canyon’ – so pleasing to look down and so inviting. I enjoyed walking into a little community garden too, with all these little paths, nooks to sit at, tea tables, a grill, and of course vegetables and flowers. At Union Square I found a farmers market taking place, and bought the most delicious sweet rye bread containing hazelnuts and raisins. So great with good butter, I even went back later in the day to buy a second loaf I liked it so much =) Walking took longer than I thought it would, but so much to see and I had the time, I even took an extra stop to times square to oggle at the lights and people.