nyc: rainy afternoons

New York is the only place on earth I don't mind the bad weather at all, even if it's raining for a long time.
That was somewhere in the west 40s. Every single empty lot
in Manhattan is turned into a permanent/temporary parking lot. The prices of parking are ridiculously high but people still do drive. Hopefully, a congestion charge of some sort will be introduced soon. The city was planning on charging people driving into Manhattan from Long Island (now the East River bridges are free of charge.)