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It Poured in Midtown, and She Posed

Midtown rain dancerBen Fractenberg

The dark clouds blanketed Midtown, making it look like dusk on a Monday afternoon. 

I ran downstairs from our office at Seventh Avenue and 53rd Street to get some shots of the rain for a weather story. 

Our building's awning covered me while I took pictures of people running to get out of the torrential downpour. I turned to my left I saw a woman standing in the rain in ballerina shoes, calmly speaking to a photographer. 

He stepped back and she started to do an extension, pointing her left leg straight up while standing on her right leg's tippy toes. 

A man holding an umbrella ran past her, making it look like they were doing some type of modern dance. 

Other workers and tourists gathered under the awning to watch. 

She did a few more leg extensions and then sauntered over to look at the shots on the photographer's camera. 

Then they casually walked off, giving people one of those quintessential only-in-New-York moments.