Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Waiting on 23rd Street




New Yorkers are notoriously not very good at waiting
 for things -- though they do a certain amount of it.


Crossing the road is somewhat safe -- 
at least in comparison with India and Morocco. 


This is a good place to text or talk on the cell phone.



Free snow cones to promote a new TV show!



Are they being offered only to young men wearing
blue, white or navy?



The little girls at the bus stops all had ice creams.

19 comments:

  1. Did you have an ice cream, too? Hope so.

    Paz

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  2. The cross walks that you photographed reminded me of being in Times Square last year. We were crossing the street after an early show and I had my 5 year old's mittened hand in my hand. A very well dressed older man came in the press of the crowd toward us and barged right through the mother child connection ripping the mitten from both our hands. My child was swept away in a sea of pedestrians shouting, "My mitten!" A witness, her face contorted in outrage, knocked her way through the crowd and handed me the mitten. My husband managed to grab hold of both boys and get them to the other side. I suppose I was frightened, but it seemed more like anger. You have to worry about the soul of someone who is that much in a hurry.

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  3. Enjoying your slow-paced photos today.

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  4. I really like the handbag and shoes of the girl in your second pic!

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  5. free snow cones is a clever promo

    my son was about 4 or 5 the first time I took him to Manhattan. We were in Herald Square walking across town when he had a fit (as only he could) and he stopped dead in his tracks and exclaimed ...

    "I hate it here, people are bumping me and I have to wait in line just to walk!"

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  6. Your pictures have a way of showing the humanity of New York which is sometimes forgotten or doubted.

    The tendency to rush without noticing our immediate surroundings is not a characteristic exclusive to the Big Apple. Many smaller centers exhibit the same tendency.

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  7. A snow cone while walking the streets of NYC on a warm spring day...sounds good! Happy Day, Elizabeth :o)

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  8. Again, great photos.

    I'm having a Pay It Forward on my blog, stop by if you're interested ...

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  9. I hope you lined up for a snow cone. I would! All lovely summery pics. I've heard that New Yorkers don't like waiting. I've always noticed in movies where there are traffic scenes in NY there is a whole lot of honking going on ;)

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  10. Waiting is infinitely more pleasant in the sunshine -- with a snowcone or ice cream!

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  11. Looks like it was a beautiful late spring day in NYC!

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  12. I hope you got yourself a nice ice cream cone as a reward for all your good shooting!

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  13. When we visit Canada or America Elizabeth, we are always struck by how disciplined people are at crossing the road. Istanbul and Rome are the worst places I have ever tried to cross - impossible.

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  14. Did you grab a snow cone too, Elizabeth?

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  15. Now, I'm longing for a Snow Cone after reading your post, but I'm not a guy and I'm not wearing the right color combo. Oh well!!

    Is it really hot yet, or just kinda?

    xox
    Constance

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  16. really loved last two posts...honestly. for a back water african girl like me, this is FANTASTIC. onedayoneday i'll be knocking at your door! i KNOW i'd LOVE NYC...X janelle

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  17. I still can't get over the fact that they replaced "Walk" and "Don't walk" with symbols. I understand why, but I still don't like it.

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  18. What lovely toned calves that first lady has. Lucky cow.

    Bored with being a student now - I'm having memory shortfalls but enjoying my night time book which is the Shelley you recommended. I don't know if I would have liked him at all really.

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