26 June, 2012
Meatpacking District on 9th, between 13th and 14th - NY
I have NEVER done this but felt the need to do this today. I was sitting in the middle of the meatpacking on 9th between 13th and 14th, when I noticed a little girl and a nanny walking south. The nanny was on her phone, for a long time, walking WAY ahead of the little girl who was walking by herself in the middle of a very busy time in the meatpacking (anyone could have picked her up and the distracted nanny would never have noticed). While she kept looking back occasionally, she was much more in to her conversation as opposed to the where abouts of the little girl who couldn't have been over 3 years old. Then the nanny crossed the street with her, walking ahead and to the side of the little girl, not even looking at her. Cars were making turns and the little girl was just wandering around. The nanny continued to walk and talk and I saw a man look at the little girl as if, WTF? Is she alone? I know we ALL get distracted here and there with our phones, etc, but this really disturbed me as it went on and on. The nanny I believe was Asian, long black hair in a ponytail with bright blue sneakers. The little girl had brown hair, a purple floral dress and purple leggings. I snapped a couple of pictures after they had walked away from me (was on the phone when they were just in front).
at 1:30 PM