Things at this West Village cafe were bustling this afternoon.
...but a lot of places looked like this:
A 9/11 memorial, a collection of small clay plaques hanging on a chain link fence on Seventh Avenue South and Greenwich Avenue for the last 10 years, was being taken down by volunteers and moved to someplace safe.
I love how every sign in every window was personalized.
Grocery stores, wine stores, hardware stores, bodegas all were doing a bustling business today.
This is the scene at the Key Foods in the East Village. I read in the Times that Whole Foods stayed open all night, but was closed at noon.
Beauty is always calm and collected.
The restaurants that were open this afternoon all seemed to be doing a bang up business.
Urbanfoodguy aka Mark Owen Self taught cook with an environmental/political bent. 28 years of cooking experience. I live in Manhattan on the Lower East Side in an apartment with an amazing kitchen thanks to my partner of 21 + years, Neil. In the last 4 years I have focused more and more on food. It started at the same time as I was about to open up my import/retail business LaoLao Handmade. Over these years I have been a private chef, catering and 4 years of Food Styling. I've worked for most of the major food magazines such as : Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. Check out this site for some photos of my work. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network with Bobby Flay and Paula Dean.