It might be overcast today, but Friday was a beautiful, sleepy day around town. The city was emptied out for the holiday weekend, leaving only the hot dog enthusiasts, silly cops, and maybe Malia Obama to stretch out and enjoy the relative quiet.

Photographer Gretchen Robinette went around town—including Washington Square Park, Father Demo Square, Hudson River Park, the High Line and McCarren Park—and got some candid shots of NYers living the dream: relaxing in public. She even came across a surprise engagement proposal at McCarren as well!