Today is the first day I think it has rained in New York City since we arrived two weeks ago. But I am sure it won’t be our last as rain is predicted intermittently for the upcoming week.
While I wasn’t feeling up to getting out, I had stayed home yesterday, so I felt a little walk was necessary. I have rediscovered that I need a day a week at home – not going out. I have known this for some time but felt that being in New York City might be different. It isn’t.
The rain was mild, and I took a short stroll across the street and up to Tudor City Greens Park. It’s lovely and isolated as it’s challenging to get there by car. It’s elevated, and there is only one street around. I walked up a short distance to the United Nations to find a staircase to walk back down and return home. I chose the route because I knew I could be out of the rain about half the time under scaffolding.
Rain in the Park
The animals and birds seemed to enjoy the light rain as they scurried and fluttered around. The pigeons particularly seemed to revel in taking baths in the puddles on the street.