The air in Manhattan felt apocalyptic yesterday due to the impact on NYC from the Canada wildfires. Within 12 minutes, early afternoon, the Washington Square Park fountain was cleared – except for one man. The water looked a bit muddy. With smoke coming from the Canada wildfires; on downtown Sixth Avenue, the color of the sky and smell in the air felt like end times.
P.S. I didn’t note when the fountain came on this year – for those who follow it. The fountain turned on around April 9th. The set point used to be around mid-May but it’s definitely earlier in more recent years.