heat wave in the city
I was in New York last weekend during the heat wave. 100 degrees. Besides seeing my friends, the only thing I want to do when in New York is walk. I want to walk everywhere and wander because living up here in the country everything is by car. Everything is door to door, find a parking space, you’re in, you’re out. In New York we can spend an entire day just walking, wandering, talking. We’d pepper our walks with the occasional beer or cocktail to cool off as we source out the best A/C in the city.
Heat wasn’t going to stop me so I gave up the idea of looking like a normal person. I even gave up carrying a camera. Hot piece of metal over my shoulder all day no way. iPhone it is. I noticed even in the Garment District where people are put together it was looking limp and wilted. I started by walking from Madison Square Park to Union Square park. Bagel and iced coffee in hand I strolled the farmers market. Felt too much like home so I walked west to the Highline. One of my favorite parts of the city now. Spent the next two days walking around Chelsea and SOHO then to Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn’s Smith Street where we lost ourselves for a day popping in and out of bars soaking up the A/C, cooling down, before hitting the pavement to the next place. Plopped down at Gowanus Yacht Club just in time for a thunderstorm. Rain felt good and one of us even came prepared with a swimsuit so we sat in the rain with our beer and let the sprinkles chill us for awhile.
Short but sweet weekend with some of my favorite people. Let’s hope I get back there soon, but I’ll wait ’til the fall. Miss you kids.