By Carol Tannenhauser
For months, a stretch of sidewalk between West 74th and West 75th Streets on Columbus Avenue was undergoing a major renovation, so carefully done that workers built an impressive bridge over it.
The day after they took the bridge down to expose the new, gleaming-white sidewalk, this is how it looked:
If you look carefully, you’ll see that the footprints in the cement are very narrowly placed, and small; I tried to walk in them, but my size seven sneakers were too big, and the steps were so far apart that I had to leap to reach them.
Why would the workers take the bridge down before the cement was dry? Was the culprit a woman or child, based upon their shoe size? Did the long steps indicate they were running? Was this an accident or intentional? Whose footprints encased in cement are these?
Any information or speculation is welcome in the comments. There are five (size small) West Side Rag T-shirts waiting for the five most imaginative — or obvious — answers.