In the first one I kept the upper part because those people under the street lights are a very important component of it and they are less obvious in the cropped shot. I have a version of it here though.
For the third one here is an alternative version with less blue in it.
I hate to say that the people didn't even register for me when I looked at any of those versions. I only noticed them after you talked about them. I do prefer your cropped version of #1.