The US Open transforms Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
Police horses stand at the ready.
But the police are mostly on foot.
Police barriers separate the US Open from the rest of the park, and clean-up crews make sure that the enclosed area remains presentable.
Waiting to see a match. Possibly the largest crowd of white folk in the park since last September.
Heading for the US Open.
White on white selfie.
Photo with the tennis players.
US Open workers receive instructions.
Locals returning from shopping cross US Open grounds.
The gardens between the Unisphere and Arthur Ashe Stadium have been gussied up. A local girl admires the scene.
And the Unisphere’s fountains put on a show.
Meanwhile, beyond the police barrier, life goes on. A Hindu couple takes wedding pictures.
Kids marvel at the rainbow in the fountain mist.
A girl with a US Open hat enjoys the scene as well.
Kids are forbidden from playing in the Unisphere fountain, but a fire hydrant is opened for their enjoyment.
A family enjoys a hammock near the Unisphere.
It is just another day with Percy for this child lying on the lip of an derelict fountain on the other side of the park.