Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tues March 17th, St Patricks Day

They really go over board about St Patricks Day in NYC. The strong Jewish influence here means alcohol is not really part of the culture (may be dope, cocaine and ice, but not alcohol). So SPD and the weekend before it are an excuse for the locals - whatever their heritage - to dress up in green (like a spring version of Halloween; Colin would have fitted in perfectly), go out, have one drink and get smashed. Took the opportunity to make a short detour on the way to work to pass via 5th avenue and take some photos. the day begins with Mass at StPats cathedral then an Anzac Day-style parade from 11-4, up 5th ave past Central park. it was a nice NYC spring day, sunny and max about 12C

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