It does have a huge effect on the city of New York- the most odd people claim an Irish connection.
Seeing I couldn't head to see the parade I thought I'd do my own quick photo shoot of part of the city near me and the impact of St Patrick's Day. Walking along the street it was difficult to decide what was greatest numbers patches of green, swearing or people who had imbibed too much. This was at 4:30 in the afternoon. The crowds got greener and louder and sillier as the night wore on.
|Street stall items|
|A patch of green|
|Collecting money for the homeless|
|No green but interesting activity|
|They were posing for this photographer|
|Queuing for cheap theatre tickets|
|Hanging out- in more ways than one really|
|Another street vendor|
|Even the pedicab drivers took advantage of the day|
|Hurley's our local Irish bar|