★★★★ A boom crane stood out against the vivid blue northern sky. The south was whiter, shading to tan where the avenue narrowed toward the horizon. The Broadway median plantings, backlit, looked lush and tropical, with chartreuse shining through the leaves of the mid-level. Seen from downtown, the haze lay still farther downtown. People lunched at outdoor tables, sleeveless. Between Chrystie and Forsyth, there was almost color in the trees, or at least a widespread discoloration. Strong primary reds popped in the light: red paint marks, red trousers, a red fire escape, the red cage of a construction elevator blocks away.
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013