Sheep Meadow, Central Park
Labor Day Week-End 2010
Don't you find that the most glorious days in New York City are those first days of September, when the summer heat breaks, the humidity cedes to drier air and the days become crystal clear? One can almost hear a collective sigh of relief rise from the city's inhabitants.
Add to that a three day week-end and you have pure bliss.
Of course, many New Yorkers high-tailed it out of the city on Friday, but for the residents who stayed behind, it was wonderful to have the city (almost) to themselves.
Central Park's Sheep Meadow was delightfully empty on Saturday afternoon. People enjoyed themselves flying kites, striking yoga poses or simply taking a nap on the grass. They did not seem one bit sorry that they were not in the Hamptons.
And here is a quick look into the past: Central Park's Sheep Meadow in the early 1900's.