grand central. monday morning. on Flickr.
This morning’s commute was quieter than usual as people slowly started to return back to work. I’ve been back since Thursday, and today was the first time (at least in my case) that things seemed to slowly get back into routine. There were no insane re-routes, I was back on my regular train, was able to kill some time at Grand Central, and the coffee lines were buzzing along. Things are still a far cry from normal for many, but at least the gears are going back into motion.
This is Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central.
Some people still needed a place to work, and since Grand Central Station was open, some people plugged in for a charge, or even to get some work done. One thing that I noticed was that the very concept of workspace is different than it was a few years ago. I saw an article today that was talking about how companies downtown still operated remotely - out of co-working spaces, the apartments of those who had power, public spaces, etc. I wonder if the traditional concept of the office is going to further change with more people working from wherever they can plug in.
At Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central, there was an Earth Day festival last week with vendors and some entertainment. These kids performed on Thursday evening.