It feels like New York to me, too. Not just in the ways you mention, but also the clear implication that autumn has definitely arrived. Like April is for Paris, New York is an autumn city. I miss the leaves in the park — but in this picture I can almost see them!
oww, oww, oww, you nailed it! i can actually HEAR this picture. the camelhair/cashmere guy looks like dennis farina on a case — richly dressed but definitely a meat-eater. could these two men be any different from each other and at the same time be more quintessentially new york?
One of your best shots ever. It could be a cover for the New Yorker. The balanced perch of the messanger, the umph of the coat, the thick hair against the cold, the new dark brown contrasting shoes, the low back belt, the shoulders – man-oh-man, so much energy in this shot – you captured why the little moments of living in this town make it so stimulating.
New York is magical in the Fall. The crazy heat of summer is gone, the locals are back, and the weather is just perfect for walking anywhere and everywhere. So much style too – and not so cold that you can’t bring your head out of your chest to have a look.