Street Report Thurs 8 Nov 2012


Back to “normal” out there in the streets of Midtown Manhattan? Not quite – still fewer motorized assault vehicles (aka cars) rolling about town, which is wonderful for rickshaw practitioners. That noted, the pickins for practitioners also is slimmer than one would expect this time of year – one day removed from the first snow of the year and about a week removed from Hurricane Sandy.

Of note:

– Report of $300+ extortion from woman in toxic taxi line at Grand Central Terminal

– Report of $100 extortion from a couple at Essex House; the ride was from Essex House to 49th & Bway! Attempt to provide a complimentary ride was turned down.

– Ride provided to Red Crossers from Penn Station to Edison Hotel. Two happy campers from Missouri…

– Helmsley building by Grand Central Terminal lit up in stunning fashion for the first time…

Glorious new lighting scheme for the olde New York Central Building, erected in 1929.