A while ago, I completed my NYU messenger run, and what a gorgeous week it turned out to be. Sure there were some overcast days, but the days were warm (it’s all relative) and the sun made an appearance ever so often. I decided to do a “Day In the Life Of…” photo diary while on the job (shhh) so you could get a sense of what I experienced each day 🙂
Any and all mail was placed in one of these envelopes. For ____ eyes only 🙂
Each day had me going through Grand Central 4 times a day! Way too many tourists in the morning, tons of commuters in the evening.
City Hall subway stop.
See that building I’m pointing to? It’s the Woolworth Building, stop one on the route.
This was a pretty weird promotion stunt by a restaurant next door to Woolworth. I had to take a picture with a giant “eyeball”
Walking through City Hall Park the weather was all over the place on the last day, from drizzle…
To nice and humid.
Each day I was tempted by the Waffels and Dinges food truck, but I persevered and didn’t give in to the delicious treats.
Since the route took me from Union Square to the West Side, passing Strand Bookstore was a given.
Sky view on East 12th Street.
A Triangle Shirtwaist Factory memorial outside the building which now houses the College of Arts and Sciences
A view of the “Matrix” art work in the Bobst library
Best part of the day was being able to take amazing shots of the city as I walked from place to place…
Walking through Washington Square Park on the way to 5th Avenue…
Another shot of Washington Square…
Of course I had to take a picture under the arch (actually surprised this was the first time I took a photo at this angle)
It’s pretty short and sweet this week for Wandering Wednesday. Hard to believe that tomorrow marks my last day on the messenger route for awhile, but at least I’ll get to wander to some old and new places again. Most of these were actually taken on Friday after work, when the weather was pretty pleasant and I decided to walk from 42nd street over to Magnolia Baker on 68th and Columbus.
This week’s Wandering Wednesday covers the messenger route and work commute: City Hall, Washington Square Park, the Flatiron District and Convent Avenue in Harlem. Now that the March thaw has begun (fingers crossed), and my gloves are about to get the heave-ho I’ll be able to start wandering out of my comfort zone in the weeks ahead. Until then, hope you enjoy these shots!
While I realize it is actually Friday, my Wandering Wednesday post is going live TODAY! Yes, I’ve been busy blah, blah, blah (you can recap that here and here),but this week I started back on my messenger route which means, I’m getting paid to wander the streets of New York and take awesome photos in between stops. This week’s Wandering Wednesday features the pictures I was able to take throughout the month, when my fingers weren’t freezing.
Midtown, the Financial District, City Hall, and West Harlem are featured. Hope you enjoy!