Photo Friday: A Walk Around NYC’s Midtown

“It could be huge, or it could be nothing,” my driver said as he flipped through radio stations debating whether or not the snow would amount to what they said it would. “Depends on if you believe the mayor or the governor,” he explained.

I landed in JFK last Friday night, right as the flakes of the dreaded New England snowstorm began to fall. It was a miracle I even made it. “We’re not optimistic about it,” my friend Emily said referring to whether or not my plane would be able to land that night.

My flight from California was not one of the 13,000 cancelled as a result of snow. Winter storm Jonas, or “snowzilla,” as Wikipedia cheekily indicates, resulted in 30.5 inches of snow in New York City. For two days, residents had a travel ban and were advised to stay put.

Monday morning, things finally got moving again. I took my camera out and walked between 65th and 50th street from Lexington to 5th Ave. By midday, the snow had been plowed from the sidewalk and people were resuming their normal business.

The snow didn’t stop people from piling their garbage high above it.

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A woman yells at her son as they pass garbage.

The cold weather didn’t seem to make a difference whether or not people bought frozen yogurt. Or, it didn’t make a difference to its advertisers. Bikes made their way through the snow and slush faster than the fancy women in high heels boots tiptoeing around the puddles.

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The snow doesn’t cover all graffiti. 

I couldn’t help but notice the absurdity of seeing a tanned, naked model in the midst of such a frigid, insufferable snowstorm.

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Some advertisements feel at odds with their surroundings. 

During my walk through Midtown, I noticed a lot of older women in extravagant fur hats. Older men in wheelchairs were accompanied by caretakers of color and foreign nannies were telling kids not to run too fast or jump in the street.

Some of the women weren’t as elegantly dressed as others, but two older women I saw had color coordinated outfits. Perhaps they were going to yoga together.

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Two women in matching colored hats and jackets walk down the street. 

While New York has colorful street art, the most provocative thing I witnessed in this neighborhood was a sticker that said #legalizeorgasms; I later discovered that it’s a marketing campaign by Foria, a company that sells “All natural cannabis infused sensual oil designed for female pleasure.”

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New York City gets provocative. 
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6 thoughts on “Photo Friday: A Walk Around NYC’s Midtown

  1. So cool! #legalizeorgasms

    On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 4:34 AM, Naptime With Yasmine wrote:

    > Allison posted: “”It could be huge, or it could be nothing,” my driver > said as he flipped through radio stations debating whether or not the snow > would amount to what they said it would. “Depends on if you believe the > mayor or the governor,” he explained. I landed in JFK” >

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