Fleet Week on 42nd St

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Memorial Day week-end in the US and here in NYC it was hot, humid and time to say hello sailor – the Fleet comes to town!  Which is surprising in a way because that’s also the time New Yorker’s leave town, or maybe not so surprising . . . .

The more domestic parts of town at this time of year are so quiet, diners deserted, streets empty. A walk along 42nd St from the Hudson, almost, to Times Square where it’s heaving with heated excitement, vivid colour, hopes, dreams, ambitions, the whole shebang – a prelude to summer just waiting to happen.