I spent a lot of time processing this one. There was a lot of motion – pedestrian traffic to be specific – and I wanted to get rid of the ghosts. There was also a lot of halos and glowing in the signage, lights and window of the restaurant.
The restaurant itself is fairly old by New York City restaurant standards. I used to hang out there with my friend Chris about 15-20 years ago and I don’t think it was brand new then. It used to have a cute bartender, and it probably still does. I have always liked how it seemed out of place on its block, across from Madison Square Park.
There was a light drizzle when I took this, which accounts for the spots in the sky.