The Union Square Greenmarket is normally a bustling place on Saturdays, typically so crowded one must weave through the crowd, dodging the errant elbow or umbrella. (And they aren't all tourists, either!) Unless that Saturday is New Year's Day, that is.
I shot these at about noon; this area would normally be so filled with vendors on either side and customers that a photo would show only a sea of bodies. Not today, however; there is only one lone vendor holding down the fort. (The yellow truck and the red-awning in the upper right of the view looking north.) He said, in what must be the understatement of the day, that business was much slower than usual, but that he hoped it would pick up.