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Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year's Day

Happy New Year to all. This photo was taken looking over Washington Square Park this morning - New Year's Day 2007 in NYC. Unlike yesterday's continuation of our unseasonably warm (and sunny) weather, today we were greeted with a gray, dreary, rainy day. Last night seemed more subdued than previous years. I typically experience a lot more boisterous activity on the streets and subways - yelling, singing, noisemakers and drunken revelry. It appeared that festivities were more confined to designated locales such as Times Square, bars, clubs and of course private parties. I typically avoid New Year's Eve activities - too much work to participate in frenzied, overpriced, overcrowded activities with those in a desperate pursuit to party. I have been to Times Square twice - once for the millennium celebration. Click here for the co-organizer's website. If you have the patience to get there very early, wait many hours and are comfortable with enormous crowds, you can ring in the new year with a million others in the country's most well known celebration and watch the famous 6-foot diameter Waterford crystal ball drop live and in person ...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, the compulsive drinking and rampant boisterous extroversion does get to be even more excessive than usual in NYC on New Year's Eve. But there can be nice alternatives, one friend of mine bikes over the GWB every New Years, rain or shine, no matter what...

jenni said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I'm not one for the crowds at times square either. I remember reading that they block of different section, which would only make me feel trapped. I prefer a more personal welcoming in of the new year.... or at least one in which I can walk around freely! =)

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Brian said...

Yes, the NYPD does "corral" people using those metal barricades. It does make sense - they control and contain crowds in smaller chunks and create aisles for walking and access. But, it definitely is not for the claustrophobic.
Brian

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo though I can't believe how warm it looks - we were in New York 3 years ago in January and my abiding memory is of my husband and I walking up through Central Park to the Metropolitan through the most gorgeous, soft, heavy snowfall... Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

Happy new year Brian. Looking forward to more great photos in 2007 :-)

ruth said...

The subtle colors and light in this view are very pleasing.

Again, Happy New Year, and I look forward to your posts in the coming year.

Brian said...

Thank you all - look for some major changes in this blog soon ...
Brian

Susan in Atlanta said...

Happy New Year! I look forward to more photos of NYC in 2007!