With its archaic mass transit system and constant traffic jams, New York City was never a “friendly” metropolis for those attending the fashion shows this week. That sentiment magnified by 10-fold especially during the frigid month of February. However, leave it to some enterprising New Yorkers to come up with a solution – a life size Elmo from children’s television show Sesame Street. Just footsteps from where the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is taking place, passerby and fashionistas alike took the opportunity to get their photo ops with the “Big Red One”. Not to mention a temporary relief from the Arctic wind whirling across the city among its “fur”.