Earlier this year, the street department worked
to repave New York Street, just outside the Natatorium.
They made islands, installed new lighting, and
reoriented the stripes in some parking areas.
Of course, this has resulted in an area of nice gray
tweed, interspersed with a pattern of black and yellow
bars at right angles.It makes a fine clan tartan
for the families of all street workers,
spiritual descendants of John McAdam,
inventor of the method of paving
that led to the asphalt surfaces that now
cover our streets and highways.