April 1, 2009

Closed Set

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.

6 comments:

James said...

So true. I bet they don't get good tables at the best restaurants without reservations either. :-)

Christopher said...

Oh anyone can get a good table in this economy. As long as your name isn't Bernie Madoff or Tara Reid.

James said...

Now all they have to do is let the menu prices reflect the economy and I'll eat at Per Se next time i'm in town.

uptown said...

There are plenty of much better places than Per Se in NYC at far more affordable prices. It's way pretentious.

James said...

I'm sure there is, thats why I have no plans to eat at Per se or any other over priced pretentious restaurant. Unless someone else is paying.

Theresa said...

nevermind the back-hoes, what about the hos on their backs who keep business going all night every night? Give credit where it's due!