Street Scenes Part II

Getting around town is nearly impossible if you aren’t walking, bicycling or using a scooter.  Nobody is taking the buses because they are too crowded.

The traffic is horrendous on Wednesday, as you can see from this photo along Central Park West in the 80s.  And there, in the distance, hanging over us like the sword of damocles is the broken sky crane on 57th Street.

Sword of Damocles dangling above us

Central Park is closed and guarded by park workers and volunteers.  This is the first time in over 30 years that I’ve ever seen Central Park truly closed.  All of the parks are closed and all of the public schools.  For my daughter it is a mixed blessing because it means her high school cross country meets in Van Courtland Park are cancelled.

Guarded entrance to Central Park

Toppled trees around the Museum of Natural History are a reminder of…natural history…

Museum of Natural History

And there are more trees lining the sidewalks.  They were standing tall on Monday afternoon and then toppled on Monday night.

Caution: Falling Trees

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