Archive for the ‘People Watching’ Category

When There’s Something Free in the Neighborhood

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

New Yorkers love their Summer Film Festivals in the park, but you’d better get there early. Here’s a 40th-floor view of what happens before a showing of Ghostbusters in Bryant Park.

Star Wars Subway Car

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

New York City is really a small town with big buildings

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

There’s this idea that New York City is a heartless, impersonal place: stories have spread about how the huge population makes it relatively easy for an individual to get “lost in the shuffle” or for human distress to pass unnoticed. But if you are actually in New York, you see enough to know that there are good people with the capacity for love even in the big city. Last week, I saw three black teenage girls leisurely board the subway, while one held a black and white kitten on her shoulder. They talked among themselves and passed the kitten back and forth while riding and changing trains. I think everybody who saw it smiled.