We didn’t do anything for Easter this year. I wound up going to a Chinese restaurant to pick up dinner. There were a few people in there, a mix of Asian and white, and seemingly in good spirits.
I paid for my food and as I was taking the bag from the hostess she said, “happy Easterday.”
For whatever reason, that seemed to take all the religion out of it. It was suddenly yellow and pink, with bunnies and dyed eggs.
With a smile I replied, “happy Easterday to you.” She seemed quited pleased I returned her farewell.
A belated happy Easterday to you all.
I was walking on 42nd St and out of the corner of my eye I saw him holding this sign, and laughed as I continued. I stopped, took my headphones out, took a few dollars out, gave them to him and then asked if he’d mind if I took a picture. He had no problem with that, quickly posed for a couple, which then got him a little more attention, so hopefully he had a good few minutes after that.
I’m sure Jamie Lynn Spears will love whatever he picks out.
We’ve been in Manhattan for almost five years now, and it’s time to go get some space.
While north and west (yup, Jersey) would make sense for commuting, family and friends are all east. So, east Queens and west Nassau have become the targets.
Long Island is part of the NY metro area. Geographically, it’s NYC boroughs Brooklyn and Queens, along with Nassau and Suffolk counties. However, when someone says Long Island, they’re usually just talking about Nassau and Suffolk. Little tidbit: if you’re there, you’re “on” LI, not “in” it.
Like many, we’ve been scouring craigslist for real estate listings.
What I just found out is there’s an LI-only site, longisland.craigslist.org, and it’s pretty active, and has completely different listings.
It can be hard enough combing one craigslist, but two craigslist sites doesn’t make it any easier.
There doesn’t seem to be any other site for Westchester in NY, NJ has a NYC suburbs section, which is just a subsection of the NY craigslist. The same subsection method goes for CT‘s Fairfield county.
If you search for the same things over and over, I strongly recommend using craigslist’s RSS feeds. They’re available for almost every part of the website. Let’s say you’re trying to find something near the LIRR (like I am), the RSS feeds for each would be: NY and LI. Not horrible to follow in a feedreader, but any time you want to search for anything, you’ve got two sites to hit, and two to keep modifying.
All that just to say: it’d sure be nice if the LI and NYC LI subsection were connected.
As far as I can remember, today was the first day I ever stepped into Grand Central Terminal. I was told it was odd since I’m a New Yorker, but I grew up on Long Island and now I live on the west side. That’s all Penn Station, including my Amtrak trips. It’s amazing how nice Grand Central is compared to Penn. Penn supposedly used to have a nice look as well, and some older shots in the Wikipedia article and Google Image Search seem to confirm.
The reason for my monumental first trip wasn’t actually trip-related, it was just to nab some food of all things. The “food court” matches the look, and is also a few notches nicer than the typical food you’d find in a train station.