The Columbus Day Parade will be going past my building today on 5th Ave. The best time to see the parade floats in NYC is always before the parade starts. I would never be able to get this close to a float if it was moving down the street.
It feels like August in NYC right now. Fat hairy guys have been walking around shirtless, and all of the smells of the city (urine, garbage, steam vents) are amplified by the heat. I hope the tourists appreciate the special summer preview they are getting. All we need is a garbage strike to make it a *real* NYC heatwave. I haven’t seen any open fire hydrants or standpipes yet… but there is always hope.