The Rain on Prince Street

Some posts on this site advise people what to do when it rains in New York - things like go to a museum or visit Grand Central Terminal, etc., but actually, everyday life in New York can be lovely when it rains. Unlike days with sunny weather, when the sun bleaches out colors, a rainy day accentuates the bright colors of painted buildings, the yellowness of the yellow taxis, and the colors of those funny objects called umbrellas. (It's a mystery to me how New Yorkers can magically produce umbrellas at a moment's notice.) A walk in a busy neighborhood like Soho can offer a chance to look at the rain on the shiny street or visit an unfamiliar store or escape into a cafe. Walking along Prince Street today seemed to afford those kinds of pleasures.

A selection of previously published rain-themed posts follows. The images, however, are as fresh as the newly-fallen rain.

Good Subway Stops for Bad Weather Days: A List of Stations Near Major NYC Attractions (January 30, 2010)

Rainy Day New York: Places to Go When the Weather Turns Frightful (November 20, 2008)

New York Notes on Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" (March 31, 2010)

The Rain on Bleecker Street (March 19, 2008)

The Girl With the Purple Umbrella (February 11, 2008)

A rainy day in New York can evoke the cinematic romance of New York. If you've ever seen the last scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's, you know what I mean.

Images by Walking Off the Big Apple from the afternoon of June 9, 2010.


Ally said...

how i would love to walk through Ny in the rain!

Your Pictures are dreamy x


Anonymous said...

Lovely Pictures and ideas Teri,
I do think more people sould be OUTSIDE walking the streets when it rains!
All the best
Ivy Terrace B&B


I think all cities look better in the rain, exactly for the reasons you enumerate. Too bad more people don't appreciate it!

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

I was there on Wednesday and you are right, it is kind of nice when it rains in the city. It was a nicer kind of rain I thought and my friend and I didn't even pull out the umbrella until later in the day. Great photos!!

Anton Deque said...

How right you are, Teri! What a delightful post.

Teri Tynes said...

Thanks, all. I'm glad to know others like walking in the rain. The pictures look a little cinematic (and please don't click on that final word in the post unless you're prepared to weep). Now I hope it rains again soon!