On one afternoon on a quick trip to New York City, I popped downtown sans Brompton. It was wet and cold, and I hadn’t brought good rain gear with me, so I hoofed it (and rode the subway).
It does the same thing for the streets and buildings, too, but the effect isn’t quite as vibrant.
New York babies get used to the elements early. A carapace like this one helps.
Generally speaking, when I head to Union Square, I’m going to Paragon Sports just to see what’s up, but I always like stopping in at this Barnes and Noble. Though it’s large for an NYC bookstore, I think what I like best is the building exterior, and all those Citibikes out front.
If chain stores must exist in cities, it’s a good thing when they fit so relatively discreetly into the existing infrastructure.
I enjoyed a long conversation in the sports section with a cycling advocate, and ended up buying a couple of books designed to improve my cycling fitness. We’ll see how that goes; neither one had any advice on how to extend a day past 24 hours, which is possibly what I actually require.