Prelude to pollution

Thornton 'Prelude,'' by PAT COOMEY THORNTON, AT Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, Mass.

In New York City. You can feel/smell the edge of summer crud pushing at  the freshness of spring. More homeless on the street. They're usually old; everyone else seems about 25. Is the new mayor tough enough to keep this city under control?