I took this picture a while ago when I went to Chinatown on the day of the parade. The thing is that the previous week it was Chinese New Year so I deliberately avoided Chinatown on that day, even though I had been going on weekends with some regularity to a great vegetarian dim sum place I discovered (I’m not vegetarian by any stretch of the imagination but my friend I went there with is vegan).

Then we were all set the next weekend to go to dim sum, but it turned out that that day was the crazier day where the parade happened to be solely on the street the restaurant was on. Though we ended up going to the East Village to eat instead of trying to find some place in Chinatown which would’ve been suicide.