It was an absolutely gorgeous day here in New York. We've had endless rain following a muggy ugly summer that didn't relent till October. When I saw the weather forecast was upper 60's I cancelled my messenger service pickups and “volunteered” to go out to do the deliveries.
I was strolling through the East Village looking somewhat like the Hunchback of Notre Dame cause I had a donkey load of paper on my shoulder. I was paying pretty much no attention to the people on the sidewalk cause I was calculating how fast I had to walk to get all this done and still get up to Central Park before dark.
Suddenly I realize everyone around me looks..well..odd. This is the East Village so odd is a way of life but this wasn't Village odd. This was surreal. It didn't take long for me to realize I'd walked right through a movie set. Somehow I'd missed the Production Assistant whose job is to keep civilians off the sidewalk during a shoot. I just kept walking figuring if I stopped and looked stupid I'd really make 'em mad.
Sure enough as I cleared the last duct taped electrical cord I saw the chairs with stenciled names stenciled, the trailers with doors marked, sardonically, "Desi" and "Luci", and a couple of VERY annoyed security guys who kept me in sight till I cleared the end of the block.
I don't think it was Law and Order, there was too much "stuff". I think it was a movie, but I'm not sure. I recognized a couple of face famous people but of course, their names escape me.
This is one of the really fun things about New York. You never know if you’ll get discovered just around the corner on your way to Viking Penguin.