Monday, May 26, 2014


In Little Italy at one of the many festivals happening this weekend. A vendor who made magnets in the image of  all imaginable fruits and vegetables... so much choice it's paralyzing... a topic for another post.

What impresses me is the scale of it all – nothing new – a well known fact about New York City. The multitudes of exotic fish, vegetables, fruit, herbs, teas, and other commodities in the street markets is boggling. The confusing multipronged subway map is numbing. The throngs out and about on the streets and in the restaurants can be both invigorating and claustrophobic. The buildings are bigger, the lights are brighter, the buzz is louder. There are so many levels of so many things happening at so many locations and all at the same time that it seems miraculous it works so harmoniously and doesn't collide to a screeching halt.


  1. Well said, Jodi.! And thanks fir the tour of NYC art. Nothing like it, right? And so important to get out of Boston.

  2. They are going to keep at least some of the Domino Factory: "Much of the factory complex will be torn down to make room for condominiums and parks. The central refinery, whose exterior received landmark status in 2007, will be converted to offices. "