In New York: Christmas in a Small Place

Climbing over the fence was strictly forbidden, but I can tell you how it was done. Stand facing either the east or west gate (the method worked for both). Place your left foot between the wrought-iron bars directly over the lock, pull yourself up by holding the topmost spikes firmly with both hands, swing your right foot into one of the iron rings at the top of the gate, bring your left leg up and around, and you're home. That's all there was to it, in terms of the how. As for the why,...

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