Night time road work in the middle of 6th Avenue.
These construction crews work round the clock digging up the avenues throughout the city. I suppose it's a necessary evil in a bustling metropolis. It only really bothers me when I notice how loud everything is here or when they are digging up the street with those noisy jackhammers at 3:30am outside my apartment. Oh yes, it happens all the time.
It's amazing to see how in the center of a city like this one, even the torn up streets look like movie sets. Unfortunately, no one ever asks the back-hoe operators for their autographs -- though they probably contribute a hell of a lot more to our daily lives than Ashton Kutcher (twitter posts notwithstanding) ever will.