I love New York, especially in the fall. I think the first time I went I was about 16, it was fleet week. But even then the city seemed like a bunch of six block towns sewn together into their own little nation: “the republic of New York”, or some thing like that … you get the idea. This time was no different we landed in NY , and made our way by taxi over the bridge … to the first , and probably last piece of Manhattan real estate I will ever call home : The Metro Apts [440 & 41st] are just a few blocks from time square , and give the real flavor of living in new york: our apt is small, bare floors/tile /clean monochromatic… the door man doesn’t know me, the elevator is trying to “find itself” but my bed … is soft, the sheets are crisp clean and white and I have closet space! not to mention an interesting view of NYC between my bedroom/ and the small balcony… but i like it .
later that evening
love Manhattan, more correctly I love eating in Manhattan even if it’s just a simple salad in time square , or some wings and a Guiness at O’lunneys (yes on nearly every other corner you too can find an Irish pub and pretend you’re in a sitcom about friends who meet at pubs to discuss their woes and triumphs living in NY)…. but any way Manhattan , the Burroughs …. NoHo, SoHo, The Village … Chinatown, little Italy … a veritable gathering of nations , especially in the culinary sense so many restaurants to choose from… but for tonight we’re going to Theater Row ( its off broadway) mainly because it’s the first of Oct, and raining. The restaurant is right across the street from the apt … they have wine …chicken salad and fresh bread with specials under 17 bucks … so they win , and they don’t disappoint , today around the block, tomorrow around the town (if new york could ever be a town)
1. if your not sure where you are .. figure it out before you get in the cab, the meters running either way
2. its new york, just walk it ,
3. pack light , do i really need to explain why?
that’s all it’s the annual meeting tomorrow , and I need my beauty rest .