Nothing fazes a New Yorker…

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A few nice best of new york images I found:

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Nothing fazes a New Yorker…
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Image by Ed Yourdon
You’ll be relieved to know that the guy in the foreground of this picture is not dead. At least, I don’t think he’s dead; I’m pretty sure I saw him twitch at least once while I was taking the picture.

But I don’t think it would have bothered the young woman at all, while she concentrated on her sandwich and soda.

Note: this photo was published as an illustration in a Sep 2009 Mahalo blog titled "Bryant Young," at www-dot-mahalo-dot-com/bryant-young, even though it has nothing to do with the football player of that name….

It was also published in a Jun 6, 2012 blog titled "Top 10 Places To Visit This Summer."

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Things have certainly changed in Bryant Park, behind the main branch of the New York Public Library, during the past 40 years. In 1969, I recall the park being a staging area for several Vietnam protest rallies (click here for an example); today, it seems to be used for concerts, public movies, picnics, sunbathing, and petanque.

It’s also amazing to see the high-tech, almost space-age, office buildings that now tower over the park, on 42nd Street, and Avenue of the Americas. When I worked in this area in the 1970s and 1980s, there were mostly 2-story and 3-story ramshackle buildings here, with pizza joints and tourist-junk stores on the ground floor…

I walked around the park for about half an hour, at lunch-time on a pleasant summer Saturday afternoon. Saw lots of interesting sights, did my best to capture the overall mood and feeling…

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