greetings from the nutjob in the Big Apple -
I'm in an internet cafe on Bleeker St. - checking in, chilling out, AC is next - played a couple days in the private clubs in NYC and now it's casino time again -
Top 10 observations so far....
1. - Not like Law and Order - contrary to what were my first perceptions, almost no one has been killed/robbed/or anything in my presence - you get these stereotypes and that's one that was in my head - glad to see that's not true...awesome town. Walking down the street at 1am with a 1K bankroll isn't an issue. (of course, I'm not fanning myself with it or anything - LOL)
2. - downside stereotype, apt's in NYC aren't as big as Friends or Rounders (or if they are, they're 10K a month) - no way coffee shop girl is gonna be paying 5K a month for the nice 2 bedroom - LOL - of course, I have no idea what the owner pays Rachel, so who knows...
3. - Luv2DriveTT is right about one thing - a buffet of women - any style/dress/ethnicity - lovely everywhere...
4. - NL in NYC plays like on the internet...on Party Poker...
5. - I had no idea they put the garbage in front of the buildings...not too cool with that, but I understand it...but sometimes all I smell is the trash -
6. - It takes 24 hrs. to become familiar with the subway system - after that I'm telling people where their next stop is...Bus system is still a mystery though.
7. - When in the Museum of Natural History, go for the Northern Indians exhibit - dark, very well AC'd, and kids don't wanna see baskets/old clothes, so they stay away from it - great place for a rest
8. - Times Square reminds me of a Tokyo or Blade Runner scene -
9. - the Burger at the Corner Bistro is very good - ...and NJChick is a sweetheart who was way too good to me for my 24 hrs. I was here :) - (she told me the tip was 5 bucks for our meal, but I saw her sneak in the extra 10% on the CC slip as we left...yes, you did not sneak that by me...LOL)
10 - Bleeker St. (where this is being typed) - one of my first impressions is of the Simon/Garfunkel Album Wed. Morning 3AM where he sang a song about it (that was so bad in his opinion he never published words for it, I don't think, in his songbook) - as a kid, I drew a picture based on the song, and looked at maps of where this folk scene started - it's different now ($30 bucks will no LONGER ever come close to paying your rent) - a bit more upscale, but that's what happens to good things - even bought an album of modern folk artists covering old school folk artists who played here at that time - (album had the same name as the St.)
but to summarize, I'm glad I get to walk it today, even in the humidity......
allrighty....bathroom and walking time again - let's wrap this up with Paul's lyrics...what the hell...
on second thought....nevermind - just read them again - it ain't the same place, so no point in printing them....it's definately better now then I would have expected in 1990 - mountains better -
allrighty.....let's try leaving a 2nd time - LOL