The Gothamist presents Landmarks, the anti-walking tour of NYC
The digital tour's stop at Washington Square Park:
—We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion
We would watch the sky lighten and have a last drink with no ice and then go home in the early morning light, when the streets were clean and wet (had it rained in the night? we never knew) and the few cruising taxis still had their headlights on and the only color was the red and green of the traffic signals ... I liked the bleak branches above Washington Square at dawn, and the monochromatic flatness of Second Avenue, the fire escapes and the grilled storefronts peculiar and empty in their perspective.
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