This is the view out the front of our apartment for the past few days (took the pic yesterday) on what would normally be sleepy Downing Street in the West Village. We are lucky enough to live almost across the street from Vado Diomande, the drummer who is still struggling to recover from anthrax poisoning that he contracted from animal hides. While Vado is in the hospital, this street has been shut down and teams of hazmat federal agents in white suits have been scrubbing down his building where anthrax WAS found. It's quite a scene. Small world, isn't it?