Summer 2002

From Specimen Days: Central Park Walks and Talks, by Walt Whitman, 1892:

I VISIT Central Park now almost every day… As I sit, placidly… the policeman… comes over… We grow quite friendly and chatty forthwith. He is a New Yorker born and raised, and… tells me about the life of a New York Park policeman, (while he talks keeping his eyes and ears vigilantly open…) Injuries to the (police)men are continually happening.
Carriages and carriage horse, NYC, 2002 There is much alertness and quiet strength. (Few appreciate, I have often thought, the Ulyssean capacity, derring do, quick readiness in emergencies, practicality, unwritting devotion and heroism, among our American young men and working-people—the firemen, the railroad employees, the steamer and ferry men, the police, the conductors and drivers…)

Carriage stable, 38th between 10th and 11th, 8:30 A.M. on a summer morning, half a block from a firehouse.

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