Underground Hip-Hop Scene
Saturday, November 3.
Not all the trains are back and running in NYC after Sandy blew through but enough are now running to ease
some of the pressure.
Today I went exploring downtown, around Wall St at South St and it is a mess, albeit a very contained mess.
Contractors are working around the clock to drain water, restore electricity and remove the debris.
Generators chug away and gasoline fumes pinch the eyes and sink into the skin.
As much as I wanted to stay down there all day I couldn't. So I made my way back to Brooklyn Bridge
Station, sat on a bench and waited for the next train. These three young men sat beside me.
I have seen them before, I know what they do! Could I take a photo of them, please? They obliged!
The train arrived and it was entertainment express all the way to Union Square!
You have to love this crazy town! clichéd? You bet, but you know what they say about clichés . . .
To all the disappointed marathon runners in town, most of whom were running for charity anyway, bad luck
about the botched planning but you can still run around town, have some fun, donate some blood, help
out at a food bank and entertain everyone nuts for the rest of your lives about the time you were
meant to run in the NYC Marathon but for the hurricane, the mayor's indecision etc etc. It's great
to have you here and there will always be next year but for now you're here, it's New York and it's
And you don't have to get up early in the morning!!!
Ride that train!
I never cease to be amazed at all the people!
Hate to tell you Derrick but it was a quiet day . . .
oh my!!! :O
I love this crazy town!
Resistance is futile!
Reminds me of a Bill Cosby routine about entertainment by the passengers on a train. As always you’ve captured the essence of a train ride in the City.
As they said on the train, who said a white man can’t fly!
right place and time, you know how to get it! 🙂
A lucky day, thank you!
Not quite the sort of busking that is likely to be acceptable to Transport for London 😉 Looks like great fun 🙂 Do they go by a name when they’re out performing?
Health and Safety would take care of that in London! I have seen them before but they have never mentioned having a name. I will ask next time I see them!
That looks great.
They are great fun but I am always happy to stay well out of the way!
nice to see the “joy to live” is recovering in the Big Apple! thanks for this document!
I think it was back to work for them and the trains!
Really vigilant caught. Lovely guys and great entertainment. Hope you recover you soon, here in Sweden we whine as soon as the sun hides behind the clouds. Have a nice week o hope you do not have storms like the next 100 years.
Thank you Ronnie for your best wishes. Snowing here today which is not helping recovery from last week’s storm. Love your views of Sweden!
Wow, how great is this? Fantastic shots, Patti! The breakdancing shots are something else. Glad NY’s gradually returning to normal.
Aren’t they great! They really know how to clear a carriage!
loved this one. amazing how these people do it in this crowded space!
And the crowded space is moving at speed!
So pleased you enjoyed, thank you!
Congrats on weathering the storm. I love this post. Great images and story to go with them. And yes how could anyone not love NYC. 🙂 Have a great week Patti.
Thank you MF and hope you are having a good week where you are – hope to get to Cleveland one day soon!
looks like nyc bounces back to a beat thats quite a city
You have absolutely nailed it!
You’ve captured an awesome moment! Always love your posts!
They gave a great awesome moment! Thanks as always for your great company LFR!
Anytime Patti 🙂
Aren’t they just so agile!
Good fun! Nice to see some smiles breaking into those faces. Looks like a real ice-breaker, but the ‘rules’ seem to dictate keeping a lid on things in the subway, so these fellows did well. Even taking photos on the train is a biggie I think! Enjoyed this, thanks Patti.
Times like this I am glad not to have a seat, the coward in me is happy standing to the side! As far as I know the MTA has no photo bans in place so it’s happy snapping on the subway. The MTA even has an website for Art Along the Way.
Thanks for that link Patti. I have liked them on facebook! Eye-opening stuff.
ON the train, while it was MOVING? That’s AMAZING! What great shots, Patti. Really enjoyed this post – just goes to show the resiliency of New Yorkers (and thanks for the plug about the blood drives!). I can imagine the marathoners are very disappointed, especially after all of the intense training. But I agree with the decision to cancel. I saw a clip on the news about a girl who planned on running anyway – doing laps around Central Park – to honor her mother who had died of cancer and for the donors who supported her efforts to raise money. I just tried to find her with a Google search. No luck. But it looks as though many runners circled around Central Park with her? I admire their spirit and perseverance.
Yes, the train was rattling on at a right old speed, like riding the circus train! As for the marathoners, quite a few went out to Staten Island to help with the clean up. Hope deposits at the blood bank have picked up – bad weather has set in again today with snow beginning to settle . . .
Amazing! Begining to love the city without ever having been there 🙂
Now Madhu, you know you want to come and visit! Hope you do!
That is cool my friend. Looks like they gave an awesome show for you and the camera. If I was there I would be excited too. Amazing!
You would love it IT!
The body language of all the bystanders (and sitters) runs the gamut from openly amused to distantly wary. What a capture of our human expression!
It’s the fear of where the feet might meet!
Photography with a sound.
Hope you enjoyed the beat Bente!
I agree with all the comments so far Great work from you and the guys.
Looks like they could do with an upgrade to music system 😉
Excellent again – words AND pictures! You really do get New York.