NYC Tonight, Oct. 29th – The Midnight Calm Before the Storm

We took a walk around the Hell’s Kitchen tonight just after midnight. The city is very quiet. The streets are mostly empty with restaurants and businesses shuttered. Every few blocks you can hear the hub bub spilling out of an isolated bar still serving drinks. Single patrons shuffle away in the distance, stumbling post-apocalyptic zombies, making their way home under the blue glow of the cloud cover hovering over the city.

Across Manhattan, garbage crews are emptying the ubiquitous city corner trash cans and turning them upside down up against buildings or against any slight shelter that might keep them out of the wind.

A few tourists are wandering the vast empty spaces of Times Square, snapping photos of the marketing behemoths dancing for no one on the massive video screens. If there is a power outage in the coming days, I promise myself I’ll come back and shoot photos of all this vulgarity gone dark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW TRENDING ON GMP TV

Super Villain or Not, Parenting Paranoia Ensues
The Garbage Man Explains Happiness
How To Not Suck At Dating

Premium Membership, The Good Men Project

About Mark Greene

Good Men Project Executive Editor Mark Greene’s articles on masculinity and manhood have received over 100,000 FB shares and 10 million page views.
Click here to purchase Mark's new book, REMAKING MANHOOD, for iPad, iPhone and iBooks on Macintosh. Remaking Manhood, is a collection of Mark's most popular articles on politics, culture, relationships, family and parenting. Mark interweaves his own deeply personal stories with a salient and powerful deconstruction of manhood in America. It is a timely and balanced look at the issues at the heart of the modern masculinity movement.

Speak Your Mind

*