A Cold Sunday in Manhattan

When I thought about what to do with that Sunday I remembered the New York Marathon. Would Manhattan be accessible at all? Noel informed me about the course. Everything south of Central Park should be no problem. When I left Astoria the winner had long passed the goal. I decided to stop at Central Park, to get a glimpse of the run or what was left of it.

I got out of the subway at 59th Street – 5th Avenue at Central Park South. There were still people running and still people watching and cheering.
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It was not possible to get across Central Park South, so I was kind of trapped in Central Park. I walked towards Wollman Rink to see if it was prepared for the ice skating season yet. It was and there were even people skating. Not many though.
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The surroundings didn’t make me think of winter yet. Central Park’s leaves were still pretty colorful.
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But it was cold, really icy cold. I didn’t wear my winter coat and not a proper scarf because it had been warm yesterday. And I still hadn’t bought a pair of gloves.
Getting out of Central Park again required taking the subway. Funny! I took a train over to 7th Avenue and got off at 57th Street to catch the E towards 14th Street and 8th Avenue for a visit to Chelsea Market and a short walk on the High Line. In Chelsea Market I could warm up with a coffee and a Brownie from the Fat Witch Bakery. I browsed through a couple of shops and finally got out on the High Line. There again it was more than chilly.
So at 23nd Street I left and zigzagged into Chelsea over to 6th Avenue to look for gloves. Unsuccessfully though. All gloves I found either didn’t feel good, were not long enough (I would get cold wrists) or were overpriced. The search will go on.

What I learned today:
Temperatures can change significantly from one day to the next.

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