Friday, May 27, 2011

When the city installed sheep lanes

So, according to the NYPL Digital Gallery, here we are at the "Junction of Broadway and the Bowery, 1831. [Union Square.]"


It's difficult to get your bearings without a Duane Reade to help.

8 comments:

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

The city has gone too far with the sheep lanes. This isn't Copenhagen. It's NYC and sheep here just aren't as considerate or as apt to follow the rules of the road. I seriously think these sheep lanes are going to cause huge problems and some serious accidents. You can't bend over backwards to accommodate sheep who aren't required to have license plates. The city is in for some major lawsuits when pedestrians get mowed down even more often than they are now.

esquared said...

the city, and esp. the ev, have sheep lanes today -- at prune, shake shack, magnolia cupcakes, froyo joints, apple store, and wherever there's a sale

EV Grieve said...

I almost got hit by a sheep this morning on First Avenue at St. Mark's. I have the walk signal. I look toward the south. No sheep coming. As I step into the street, this big-ass sheep comes out of nowhere ... the wrong way, nearly knocking me over. I pull the blade out of my boot and am like, "shear this!" Stupid even-toed ungulate. I really think sheep should be licensed. At least in common courtesy.

blue glass said...

the problem with sheep is that when they hit you it's soft and curly.
there's little possible damage upon impact. however, the humor factor would make the collision worthwhile.
sheep have a whole different attitude then cars and bikes.
bring on the sheep.

esquared said...

i esp. hate the fast food delivery sheeps

and they don't even say after ewe when you have the right of way

and at late nights/early morning, when the tups and the wethers are screaming woooooool after a drunken wooly night out at aces and sheeps and the bourgeois ovis aries and at the village sheephouse, i still can't lull myself to sleep even after counting them in their lanes...

Goggla said...

Ah, the sheep bleating continues...what we need is silence of the lambs.

Marty Wombacher said...

I once saw a guy pick up a prostitute sheep there. Talk about a sheep trick! (Ewe...that was baaaaad!)

Anonymous said...

The bad bicyclists are back after a short spell of being good. Cops on the alert again--almost got hit by bicyclist going the wrong way against the light and coming outta nowhere. Fuck them.