From the NY Times
At least one city street is looking positively spiffy. That's East 79th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues you're looking at, grayish asphalt positively gleaming (metaphorically speaking) in the afternoon shade.
The block happens to be the home of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg - those are the bay windows of his doublewide townhouse on the left.
East 79th, it should be noted, is also a thoroughfare for buses, so there's plenty of reasons to keep it extra-clear. - COREY KILGANNON and ANDY NEWMAN