At least that's what our office building's receptionist tells us. He says that the security cameras in our buildings two elevators reveal all sort of shenanigans, including wild dancing by people who think they are engaged in secret activity. Truth is, of course, that there is little that can be kept from security these days, at least in New York's elevators.
Or maybe it's just New Yorker kind of enthusiasm. Despite the extreme heat, people seem to be enjoying their summer in the Big Apple, often in exhibitionistic fashion.
Today, I crossed through the Sky Lobby of the SONY office building in midtown Manhattan and there were five young women singing and dancing as a group. They appeared to be rehearsing for some audience. Not unlikely, since SONY's building is a tower of entertainment. Maybe they were on their way to audition although it would not normally be in that building. Whatever they were up to, the rest of us loved it. And it was pretty wild and crazy.
And if you don't feel like singing or dancing your way through summer in New York, there is always the zipline. As part of its ongoing Summer Festival, the City of New York has established a zipline 60 feet or so above street level and you can take your turn giving it a try. People report they are scared to death when they do it, but it's been reported that most of them try to line up to do it again.
Maybe it's just New York. All this stuff gives us something to talk about other than the heat.
I'd like to get a look at our building's security camera footage, though. Who knew there were breakdancers in my midst? Maybe there is one on this floor and I never knew...