The first was during the New Rochelle Arts Fest just over a week ago. It is an annual event showcasing many of the artists and studios around New Rochelle - there is a cornucopia of them and to help people get around the venues there are a couple of jump on, jump off free trolleys that loop around the venues. These are a much loved feature of the festival and some people hop on and stay on just for the ride. I forgot to take any pictures so the photo below is from a couple of years ago but you get the idea.
Here's a few of the places we walked through on our way home from Grand Central in midtown Manhattan. Note: Google says a lot of its walking directions are in Beta, do you think they'd pay someone like me to walk places to confirm and/or improve their routes? Now that would be a dream job.
Grand Central Station. Quiet on Labor Day morning but I liked the speeding bicycle. He was moving too fast to be anything but a blur.
View of the Queensboro bridge on our way to the East River Walkway. Note the gathering clouds....
Carl Schurz Park looking across to Wards and Randalls Island (two names, one island apparently joined by landfill at some point). The bridge from Manhattan to Wards/Randalls Island in the distance is the pedestrian bridge we walked over.
Squash growing on a grating in Carl Schurz Park. I assume the FDR drive is below the grating. What a great (grate?) way to stop squash from rotting on the ground! No idea what drifts up through the grating but now we don't have lead in gas it should be edible right?
Happy Feet! A skater I presume but these stencils always make me think of someone wearing baseball gloves instead of shoes.
The Bronx has some great buildings. And the photo below shows the usual noisy and pedestrian unfriendly elevated subway (now there's an oxymoron) but in this instance enhanced with some splendid artwork!
And those ominous clouds did finally turn into a bit of rain. This awning proved to be better than no shelter....just.