Sunday, May 18, 2014

New York Is A Summer Festival

Once the weather gets warm the weekend streets of New York turn into a stream of block parties. This past weekend there were parades and street fairs all over, causing major traffic problems. I had a chance to walk through the Ninth Avenue Food Festival, which stretched from 42nd to 57th street along Ninth Avenue. When it first began this event was a celebration of the many varieties of ethnic restaurants that line the avenue. Each would have a presence on the street. Nowadays, the restaurants all have sidewalk tables set up, but the vendors that take over the street are all concessions that appear at every street fair in every neighborhood of the city. No matter, it was mobbed on Saturday. And I enjoy taking shots of people stuffing their faces.