Best Place To Birdwatch While Picking Up a Hustler - 2002
By day, Central Park is the domain of dog-walkers, Shakespeare-watchers, and frisbee-throwers. By evening, among the leafy groves and fern-covered slopes of THE RAMBLE, hustlers and the men who chase them turn the park into Manhattan's most enduring pickup joint. But they're all joined by middle-aged men and women, wearing oversized vests with many pockets, and each with a pair of binoculars slung around his or her neck, searching for the elusive brown thrasher, indigo bunting, or yellow-bellied sapsucker in the woods. Come morning, they'll step gingerly over the candy-colored condom packages in the underbrush.