Now one of my favorite NYC public spaces...at least on this Sunday afternoon...
Checkers! But not just any checkers. When I was growing up we called the big ones Texas Checkers.
And Krishnas supplying the soundtrack.
Must have been a dozen chess tables in action (along with a seemingly ever-present Whole Foods).
A street vendors inspiration/stimulation. (Sheila bought an excellent cheap phone case from this guy.)
Apparently this clock with 8 digits count up from midnight and 7 digits counting down to midnight had been keeping bad time in both directions, but was recently corrected. It remains remarkably unmoving art (for a number of reasons I won't bother to enumerate in this sitting)...
...particularly compared to this find! Victor, a Cuban immigrant, called it "mixed media". It called my name from across the Square.