Thursday, June 21, 2012

New York City, 1971

Believe it or not, but when you grow up in New Jersey, there comes a point when New York City loses its allure and becomes just another place for school trips, birthday parties, or maybe a family outing to the Museum of Natural History in your father’s nicotine-stained Oldsmobile.
     “I think you better let me out, now!” says the boy and quickly crosses the sidewalk to Central Park. He leans over the wall, looks down at the snow, and waits . . .
     “Maybe if I walked a bit,” says the boy, on the streets of New York, shadowed by a brown sedan.
Photo by Kelly Schott.


  1. Love the photo and text, although I just LOVE Central Park and don't just see it as an extension of New Jersey (albeit spoken like a true New Yorker...).

  2. I think I will take New York in the Spring.
    Love your story though.

  3. Sad, but most of us are bored by the familiar. ;) But there's so much to see in NYC!

  4. A city in snow is to see it anew.
    Joy - ABC Team

  5. Interesting take on The Big Back Yard of the City: Central Park.

  6. This was taken two years before I was born, very nice!

    Nuggets of Wisdom
    Rose, ABC Wednesday

  7. Nice shot and you told a great short story.

  8. Great photo ~ lovely story for ABC ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Nice photo - and the story made me chuckle.


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