I often like to show you all views of special events in New York, but this time around I thought I would show you some views of just one Upper West Side city block.
Let's start with an entrance to the subway system. The green globe light indicates that the station is open all the time.
You can also see an old church diagonally across Broadway. And beautiful blue sky overhead.
If you are in need of a newspaper, magazine, or a candy bar, stop into this shop. Bud Light is also available.
Are you feeling at all hungry, and perhaps would like a banana (25 cents) or some other fruit or veg, just step over to this stand. The produce selection changes with the season, but is not from a local farm.
Here's a lovely flower and plant shop that always has an enticing display right out on the sidewalk.
If it's just about lunchtime, and you'd like a bite on the run, this mobile food cart will help you with that appetite.
Should your shoes be a bit down at the heels, Carlos and company will sort you out. They also have a fine umbrella selection. I bought a lightweight folding umbrella there several years ago to take on a U.K. visit, and it is still working just fine.
Curbside parking is never easy here in New York, and this plumber is taking a chance by parking next to the fire hydrant. A fine might be delivered by a Traffic Enforcement Policeman while the plumber is getting his lunch nearby.
The following photograph shows only one half of the store front of the New Wave restaurant, that serves breakfast all day long, but has an especially good value breakfast available early in the morning.
It's a very old-style diner sort of place with counter seating and also cracked leather seating at tables. It is possible to linger at a table and chat with friends.
A few steps down along this "village" pathway you'll find a place to have your hair trimmed.
If, like myself, you do not have a smart phone and need to make a call, or might be late for a destination and in need of a cab, these services are also available nearby.
What I have attempted to show you all in this post is a group of small businesses that serve a neighborhood well. New York City can be experienced on a very intimate scale. Many New Yorkers count their minutes very tightly and rely upon such local conveniences.
Thank you so much for your visits and comments. As always, it's a pleasure to share a bit of the city with you.