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#952: Go on a group walk

I refuse to call it a walking tour–for one reason, I don’t think that’s even what it called itself. But for another, I can’t stand the idea of walking tours.

Everyone all together in a large group, looking like tourists. Having to go at the group’s pace. Listening to annoying questions.

Okay. By those standards, this was a walking tour.

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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in NYC

 

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#939: Take the Second Ave Q

Do not be misled by this title. The Second Ave Q is NOT the Second Avenue Subway the city has been promising for years. It’s not the one that was advertised to open in 2012 back when I first moved to New York in 2006.

It’s easy to be confused because the MTA is promoting this new half-line as the Second Avenue Subway, despite it only having 3 new stops on 2nd Ave. Don’t be led astray.

It’s only a stand-in for what everyone has been hoping and waiting for. It’s not the real thing.

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Posted by on March 19, 2017 in NYC

 

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#933: Get The New Yorker

I mean “get” as in: receive.

I signed up for a 6-week subscription because it was very cheap, and I felt a little guilty for claiming I hated it when the last time I’d tried to read it was during my very first job interview in New York, when they handed it to me to stay occupied in between meeting with different people. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2017 in NYC

 

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#931: Morgan Library

Books, books, books, art, books, books, art, books, books, books, books, books, books, art, art, books, books, books, books, books, art, books, books, books, books, art, books.

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Posted by on January 14, 2017 in NYC

 

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#927: Upstairs at Ryan’s Daughter

This bar is, at its core, a symbol of nostalgia for me.

It represents the time in my life when many of my friends lived in the same neighborhood. It plays the part of an old familiar watering hole that may not have really been that special but seems that way because of its reliability. Because it wasn’t as full of frat boys as the other bars. Because it always has free potato chips.

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Posted by on January 1, 2017 in NYC

 

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#915: Comedy Cellar

$20 ticket. 2-drink minimum. Cramped, crowded seating that doesn’t allow you to maneuver your way to the bathroom during the hour and 45 minute set, which is nearly torturous for someone with a tiny bladder who has just come from a bar.

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Posted by on October 8, 2016 in NYC

 

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#914: North Brooklyn Boat Club

Having attended a party/concert/fundraiser at North Brooklyn Boat Club, you would think I’d have some idea of what the organization is or does.

I do have some idea–it’s something to do with boats, and Brooklyn.

But if you would think I’d have a more specific idea than that, you would be forgetting that when I discover a cheap or cool event, I latch on to a couple of┬ádetails about it (in this case, that it was outside on the last official weekend of summer and walkable from Long Island City) and decide it’s worth attending.

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Posted by on September 18, 2016 in NYC

 

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