Hot Town, NYC
It’s the day after Labor Day, and even this hot summer is drawing to a close. The air is thick and heavy today as what’s left of Hurricane Isaac passes us. And I’m thinking about summer in the city.
The way the colors are brighter than at any other time of year.
The way Amsterdam Avenue comes alive in the heat.
On 108th Street, a prayer meeting closes the street.
Over on Broadway, too, August colors shimmer.
On 59th Street, a plumed carriage horse was working hard, maybe too hard.
Animals of all species need to slow down, cool down, and take it easy.
The cat pictured in the above photo isn’t just any tabby. It’s the (locally) famous Samad’s Gourmet cat,
a very cool kitty, well known on the street, who is not above moonlighting in record sales.
But the photo just above was taken in cooler days, in the middle of winter, when a working cat doesn’t mind a little extra responsibility. Mid-summer is a whole other story.
But perhaps the cat comes alive on a summer night, as the Lovin’Spoonful classic has it:
Cool cat lookin’ for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city,
Ah, let’s just let the Spoonful tell it:
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