Chinatown, New York. Downtown Manhattan on Mott Street. It’s a narrow twisty street with police barriers to hold back the crowd. You have to get there early to have a good camera spot. Any event worth going in New York always has a big crowd. My gear has always been safe. Waiting is an issue because you’re standing around and bored. So, you get some good shots of the crowd. The local merchants sell cardboard tubes that I call poppers. They explode, no gunpowder, and spray confetti into the air. Kids are so much fun. The pure joy here is contagious.