Manhattan in the A.M. ~ Lower East Side, NYC

Early morning is one of my favourite times to stroll around New York.

It is when the city is at its most relaxed, when packages are unloaded at storefronts, when cafes pour coffee for early risers, when fresh produce is carted from the market to kitchen, when retail stores still snooze behind steel roller doors, when the traffic seems calm, when the pavements are not pounded, when the summer sun feels pleasant before humidity sets in.

Today I experienced a sleepy New York. Next time I’ll get up an hour earlier.