Among the trendy things to do on Broadway is running. Runners are cooler than anybody else, of course. Meanwhile, the upscaling of Broadway currently includes work on the Black Building, which means a section of the sidewalk narrowed by railings, along with overhead protection.
I was recently walking home from work on Broadway, heading north on the west side of the street. As I began the stretch from Second Avenue I could see a herd of runners coming my way.
A few of them had emerged from the Black Building section of the sidewalk as I entered that section, but eight to 10 runners were in that narrowed section at full speed once I was in. A couple of them collided with me as I moved to the right.
Rude, obnoxious, not safe. But, of course, conspicuously hip.
McMahon lives in Fargo.