A Year In New York

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Day 19: The Tiniest Depot

July 15th · 2 Comments

The sun is out, the sidewalk is hot and even the wrinkled old ladies in four layers of eyeliner are showing a little more skin than usual as I bop down Lexington Avenue with a tiny, warm bag of honey-roasted bliss from a stand at 60th Street called Nuts 4 Nuts.

Everyone seems to be going somewhere, and my destination is Home Depot, a Madison Avenue location especially designed for apartment living. Were I looking for a lawnmower or a bundle of two-inch PVC pipe I would have come up dry, but luckily they did have the packet of gaskets I sought, as well as more rugs, stained-glass lamps and mini-refrigerators than a fourth-floor walkup could ever use.

No buzzsaws, no contractors stomping around in paint-spattered pants, not even a speck of sawdust. If it’s wood you want, the service desk tells me, go to Long Island City. There, one would expect that the tiny dogs following the shoppers around here would disappear under the wheels of a service truck speeding toward the garden section.

Tags: Sights & Scenes · Urban Survival

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RizzoJ // Jul 15, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Sometimes, as I’m reading your entries, I think you’re writing about living in a foreign country. But, I guess Manhattan IS a long ways away from Cali in many aspects.

  • 2 Sulley // Jul 16, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Speak to us of transit Ferris.

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