Tuesday, March 20, 2007

spring in New York City

Last week I worked from Google's Manhattan office. Strolling through Central Park upon arriving in NYC, I saw a crowd gathered in a circle, with boombox music emanating from the middle.

It turned out to be a dance fest, on wheels. Roller skate guy was topped by the couple on the Segway.



During the middle of the week, I overheard one New Yorker tell another that the weather forecast predicted snow. I looked up skeptically at the brilliant sun overhead.

Friday morning came. Vindication was had, alas not by me.



It snowed all day. That evening, I clambered over piles of slush in Times Square to attend a musical, slipping on ice with a multitude of shivering tourists.

Ah, New York, the manic depressive of cities.

8 comments:

andrewc-orkut said...

Greatest city in the world.

But, ah, it's not technically spring till the 21st.

ArC said...

D'oh, wrong signature.

Alang said...

Did u block IP from china?

Adam Lasnik said...

Which musical did you see?! :)

Niniane said...

Adam,

The musical was "Spring Awakening". A story of teenagers in the 1890s, set to modern rock music. It was very well-done.

Apple & Egg said...

>Did u block IP from china?

Dude, please think twice before you ask a question.

Moonweaver said...

Thanks the Snowstorm in NYC, I stranded in Cleveland for a night, some people get stranded in NYC for 2 or 3 nights...

http://picasaweb.google.com/marta.gal/NYCSnowStorm

Adam Lasnik said...

Ah, neat, Niniane. I'm very much into musicals, but hadn't heard of (much less heard) that one yet.