If you didn’t make it to the 9th Avenue Food Festival today, you need to make sure you catch it tomorrow. It is May in NY, so of course the rain showed up to make everything glisten.
9th Avenue, home to Hell’s Kitchen, presents it’s eclectic collection of tastes, flavors, smells and colors.
Expected festival fare was there as well as the unique fares of this neighborhood.
With the Avenue closed to traffic, tents of steam and aromas sweep the streets, while music mingles with the laughter and conversations in diverse languages.
The rain may dampen the streets and sidewalks, but it did not dampen the spirits of those who came to enjoy.
And then, there is this thing. I don’t know it’s name, but it is the feeling one gains when New Yorkers gather to celebrate their City, to share their diversity, and to make strangers friends. Its just, “That New York Thing.”
If you make it to the festival Sunday, be sure to stop by and say “Hi” to Phil from W42ST Magazine. You will want to pick up the latest issue and make a point to visit the local merchants.