I stepped outside onto 9th Ave. to wait for my ride home, and the streets were busier than normal for early Wednesday morning.
"It's so surreal," one young woman said as she and her companion walked past me. "I truly feel like ... the world has changed."
As those two neared 15th St., a cab crossed the avenue with a passenger in the front seat holding a flag on a pole out the window, letting the stars and stripes flap in the breeze. Coming up the avenue walked a group of six, two-by-two, laughing and singing.
It's a happy city tonight.
Lou Gehrig in Asbury Park
3 years ago