Anyway when the city is this quiet it is just great to walk around. It feels like I own the island. I mean I was able to walk into Starbucks on Lexington Avenue and get my drink within less than 3 minutes. That may be a record.
On these holiday weekends the city reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Everyone Says I Love You. The movie is about a rich, New York family that spontaneously burst into songs by Gershwin. There is a scene where a 13-year-old Natalie Portman and 15-year-old Gabby Hoffman (what happened to her?) come back from The Hamptons to see a show and talk about how empty the city is with the cute boy they both have a crush on. Of course, any empty city also reminds of I Am Legend which scared the crap out of me and makes me really sad everytime I see a German Shepherd.