Friday, June 21, 2013

New York City: Happy Midsummer

(Drivebycuriosity) - This morning exactly at 1.04 am U.S. Eastern time the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth reached its point of greatest inclination to the Sun ( This moment is called summer solstice. The 21st June also is the longest day of the year and the unofficially start of midsummer.

New Yorker City is less crowded as usual. Many New Yorkers spend the hot summer days on beaches and other places far from the now almost tropical metropolis. The rest enjoys the gained space on the boardwalks (less risk to bump into somebody) and a better chance to get tables  in restaurants & bars.

New Yorkers seem to enjoy the hot season. They spend their time outdoors and indulge walking the summerly streets, places and parks. Many restaurants, cafes and bars serve outside.

The city also got more sex appeal. Many girls on the streets or in the restaurants & bars are very summerly dressed - one of the joys of a hot summer day.

According to Wikipedia many cultures traditionally celebrate the summer solstice event in some way with holidays, festivals, and rituals around that time with themes of religion or fertility (wikipedia). Tomorrow Coney Island will have its traditional "Mermaid Parade" where the girls show a lot of skin ( If you are  more in raucous rock music you could visit "Punk Island" which is celebrated on Staten Island also tomorrow (

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