Grand Central and the Empire State Building

Grand Central and the Chrysler Building


  • Twice in my life I’ve found myself fleeing a burning building. In neither instance did I move as quickly as your average New Yorker walking down the street. I believe there is an excellent chance I’ll be trampled to death here.
  • Smiling at strangers on the street and saying hello for no particular reason is fun here. They don’t expect it. Throws them off their game. One guy walked into a wall.
  • Everyone calls me “ma’am.” I’m choosing to believe this is some sort of folksy New England tradition and not that I’ve suddenly aged 30 years.
  • I like clam chowder.
  • Landing at JFK looks a lot like landing in, say, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Everyone in New York dresses up. Everyone in L.A. dresses down.

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  • Elizabeth Elizabeth

    30.09.2009 at 00:41

    Tootie Fruttie,, You are in my town, Love that city, even with the dirty, & the nuts, There is NO place like the City..Go to 1000 Madison Ave,, Have lunch or dinner.. My special little piece of heaven.. also a place where the old guard hangs out….I envy you , as you are there at one of my favorite times of the year….You go girl…..

    also Joy’s father Richard ran the N.Y marathon while we lived there.. Good luck.. Have fun, & enjoy,,

  • Dianne Emley

    30.09.2009 at 12:29

    Love NYC! The best place anywhere for about five days, then I feel like hitting people and crave my yard in So Cal. Have a meal at the Grand Central Oyster Bar, a great NYC place.