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September 01, 2019


Fall in New York City, also known as autumn, is a beautiful season characterized by changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and a vibrant atmosphere. Here's what you can expect during the fall in NYC:

Weather: In early fall (September and October), temperatures are usually mild, ranging from around 55°F (13°C) to 70°F (21°C). As the season progresses, temperatures gradually decrease, with November being cooler, ranging from 40°F (4°C) to 55°F (13°C). It's a good idea to dress in layers during this time to accommodate the changing weather.

Foliage: One of the highlights of fall in NYC is the stunning display of fall foliage. As the leaves change color, parks throughout the city, such as Central Park and Prospect Park, transform into a sea of vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. It's a great time to take walks, go for bike rides, or have a picnic while enjoying the colorful scenery.

Festivals and Events: Fall in NYC is packed with various festivals and events that cater to different interests. The New York Film Festival, NYC Wine & Food Festival, Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village, and Thanksgiving Day Parade are just a few of the notable events that take place during this season. Additionally, you can find farmers' markets offering fresh produce and seasonal goodies throughout the city.

Cultural Offerings: NYC's cultural institutions come alive during the fall. Museums, theaters, and galleries offer a wide range of exhibitions, performances, and shows. Broadway shows, art exhibitions, and live music events provide ample entertainment options for both locals and tourists.

Seasonal Treats: Fall brings an array of seasonal treats and flavors to the city. Pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider donuts, and warm apple pies become popular choices at local cafes and bakeries. You can also explore farmers' markets for fresh apples, pumpkins, and other seasonal produce.

Outdoor Activities: The pleasant weather during the fall makes it an ideal time to explore outdoor activities in NYC. You can go for a bike ride along the Hudson River Greenway, take a leisurely stroll along the High Line, or enjoy a boat ride in Central Park's lake. Many outdoor sports leagues and recreational activities also take place during this season.

It's worth noting that the specific events and activities in NYC may vary from year to year, so it's a good idea to check the latest information and event calendars closer to your visit.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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