Like Garnette I’ve travel from Brooklyn to Manhattan I’ve walked in 34th street herald square early in the morning around 6:30 am. It was very peaceful and quiet. You could of seen the beautiful architecture and actually admire it. Everyone was doing their own thing. There was lots of lighting, lots of people walking to their jobs at the time. No one wanted to interact at the time. They are quickly walking their own way not wanting to be bothered. Without focusing on their surroundings. I don’t think there’s much difference in what Garnette wrote. Different borrows brings out different people. Either way If you have an actual conversation with a stranger you can see, we aren’t much different. No matter what borrow you live in. It’s just the borrow that’s different the people might still act the same. he says “But serendipity also exposes our commonalities, showing how much our joys and frustrations and anxieties are similar. I do agree with him in that serendipity exposes our commonalities because the of how it effects the community. Meaning we all have different points of views and experiences that are different, but we also have lots of similarities as in the way we handle those experiences. Some share joy will be being in herald square, others share frustration.