A Year In New York

A Daily Bite of the Big Apple

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Day 234: Break Glass In Case of Emergency

February 17th, 2009 · No Comments

My wallet lacked $20s, so I visited the WaMu down the street. This particular block has a coffee shop,  a frozen-yogurt place and a cigar store with a wooden Indian outside, yet I like the bank the best. That’s because it’s a WaMu. WaMu is Washington Mutual, the Seattle bank known for its open floor […]

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Tags: Deep Thoughts · East Coast v. West Coast · Sights & Scenes · The Rat Race · Why I Hate This Town

Day 81: Markets Implode. New Yorkers Shrug.

September 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

One day after Lehman Brothers vanished into debt and Merrill Lynch was swallowed whole, I headed out to see whether the sky-is-falling media coverage is translating into a sense of desperation on the streets of New York.

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Tags: Sights & Scenes · Urban Survival