A Year In New York

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Entries from June 2008

Day 4: June Tempests

June 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is the first day it hasn’t dumped down rain in the middle of the afternoon. It is nice being dry and all, but I am a little bit disappointed. I happened to be sitting at my fifth-floor window, looking west in the direction of Jersey, when the rain hit on Sunday. The sky had […]

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Tags: Sights & Scenes

Day 3: Not Your Average Joe

June 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

How Manhattanites feed themselves is a mystery to me. I get the restaurant thing – throw your wallet in any direction and it will hit a waiter – but I’m not sure how anyone gets groceries to the refrigerator.

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Tags: East Coast v. West Coast · Urban Survival

Day 2: Lost in Transit

June 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I am underground on a subway platform, sweating quietly and trying to look wise. I glance right, then left. One tunnel mouth will deliver the train, but I don’t know which. I don’t know for sure which line I’m on, or with complete certainty that this train will indeed deliver us to Washington Heights, which […]

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Tags: Sights & Scenes · Urban Survival

Day 1: Barely Here

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

My first night in New York and I hunker down at a Starbucks on Broadway and West 105th like a tourist in Paris who seeks refuge at McDonalds. The wi-fi made me do it. My apartment doesn’t have wi-fi yet, or phone or cable, and UPS delivered both of my lamps pre-broken.

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Tags: Urban Survival

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June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

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