On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue

I went a little nuts taking pictures of people in the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue, but you would have too! It was such a lovely day and there were thousands of people who looked so great.

Update: Some friends of mine were surprised to learn that the Easter Parade was a real thing. But I wonder if it was always the campy, costume-y, Halloween-Parade-like thing it is now. I seem to remember that in the past, 5th Avenue was never closed for the parade, and people just strolled the sidewalks, and further up, along Central Park.

Easter Parade, 5th Avenue, 2012

Easter Parade, 5th Avenue, 2012

Easter Parade, 5th Avenue, 2012

Easter Parade, 5th Avenue, 2012

Easter Parade, 5th Avenue, 2012

Easter Parade, 5th Avenue, 2012

Easter Parade, 5th Avenue, 2012

There was a strong wind and this woman’s astounding hat got away from her!

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue

  1. The ladies in your first pic are friends of mine. The gal on the left is Gin Minsky, and on the right Grace Gotham, ecdysiasts of considerable note (and of course great style).

  2. Ohmygod, really?? They looked fantastic!!!!

    Karen, yes. But that last hat was *mountainous*. I’m amazed she could keep it on at all.

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