I was a little perplexed as to why this fire hydrant was open in the middle of the winter. Maybe it was just routine maintenance to relieve some pressure? Maybe somebody wanted to make a #1 mess? My guess is that some whiz kid broke the seal on this. The city should really spend a penny and fix these kind of problems. Excuse me… I have to go.
It was a rough commute yesterday. Something happened with the fragile wires that make the trains go into Penn Station, and my morning commute turned into a 3 hour annoyance. I felt really bad for the guy across the aisle from me. He was headed for an important meeting, and I could feel the stress building in each cell phone call to his boss/customer/client as he tried to keep them happy. After leaving work at the end of the day, I headed back to Penn to see what awaited me for my commute back home. Luckily for me, the trains were running on schedule, *and* I got to listen to the fine Bluegrass of the Ebony Hillbillies. It took the edge off at the end of a long day. Just wanted to give them a quick shout out from a grateful commuter.
The red stairs at Duffy Square sit on top of the TKTS booth on Broadway. I was hoping to climb up and take a few shots early this morning, but they were not open yet. A couple of workers were cleaning them in the freezing wind. I took my gloves off for a few minutes to get the shot, and my hands were stinging when I was done. Every time I pass the stairs at night, I give up after seeing the long line of people waiting to climb them. I think they should get a bunch of these guys in the red coveralls and a Marilyn Monroe lookalike to do a classic dance number up there… somebody get to work on that.