Big Man On

After slogging through too many days of suboptimal weather in New York, I finally saw the sun today. It was just in time for my departure.

With my work for the day complete, I decided to make my way to Nolita for lunch.

When I was a couple of stops away on the subway, my favorite Billy Joel song magically came through my earbuds.

As the song was ending as I exited the Prince Street station, I realized that I was just around the corner from the song’s namesake street. I knew that I needed to let life intersect with art.

I’m an unabashed fan of Billy. But what appeals to me is way outside of his popular cannon.

To me, his deep cuts are the real winners. When I saw him in concert last year he came to a point in the show when he asked the audience what to play. The choices were Vienna or Big Man on Mulberry Street.

Vienna was the crowd favorite so I didn’t get to hear what I wanted. Having my own private concert today while being a big man on this street more than made up for last year’s slight disappointment.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies. 

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