Sunday, May 09, 2010

Day Without a Mexican

The local paper really couldn't have been any clearer:

CINCO DE MAYO PARADE Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., on Central Park West, from 106th to 96th Streets.
Knowing from experience that nothing involving Mexico starts or finishes even remotely on time, we confidently boarded the subway at 2:30 and headed uptown. This photo was taken at CPW and 97th St at 2:53pm.


Either this parade is starting really late, or people are a lot more worked up about this Arizona thing than even we understood.

Wandering over to Amsterdam Ave, we discovered a street fair in progress, where we could purchase authentic Mexican pashminas, Mexican Italian sausages, Mexican gyros, Mexican funnel cakes, Mexican I [Heart] NY t-shirts, and wandered around feeling authentic Mexican melancholy over the whole thing. Though our hearts did brighten a little when we saw this booth, since it takes just heroic levels of - ¿como se dice? - insouciance to set this baby up at a Cinco de Mayo event.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the report. I think they went to Flushing Meadows Park, where there was some kind of show with moderately known Mexican singers. It's sad they didn't attend their own parade.