To the mystery runner whose appearance every weeknight on the stroke of 6.53 p.m. (no kidding!) first prompted these ‘creatures of habit’ thoughts;
To the industrious young woman who, every Monday evening, gathers mountains of cans at the corner of Perry and Greenwich Streets before hauling them off to be recycled;
And Sam Mercado, D’Agostino’s Deli Manager and talented artist, whose colorful murals greet customers before each and every high day and holiday throughout the year;
And to the conscientious folk who drive many miles each Saturday, satisfying my need for weekly treats from the Farmers’ Market in Abingdon Square;
Not to mention all the dog owners who rush home from work every evening to walk their pets and exchange greetings with their dog-loving neighbors…
Entertaining me as I watch them from my daily cocktail hour perch at Left Bank, where, on my birthday, they’d planned a surprise celebration—never dreaming that I would not be there that night! …they gave me my piece of cake when I returned, the following evening.
MAY YOU, AND ALL THE READERS OF WVN, HAVE A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR—maggie b
All photos by Maggie Berkvist, with the exception of photo bottom right credit: Laurence Edelman.