The subway ride home from work was really crowded today. So I was forced to stand, my arm stretched to hold the upper rail.
The gentleman sitting on the bench directly in front of me dozed off. His head began to dip lower and lower. Eventually the top of his head hit me in the stomach.
He jumped. I I jumped. But he didn’t wake up completely, so pretty soon his head fell back down and hit me in the stomach. This continued for another two subway stops.
Then I moved my purse so it hung in front of my stomach. The next time his head dipped, it encountered cold, black leather.
That seemed to do the trick. He woke up, stood up and got off the train at the next stop.
Heads up, buddy.
Posted in Business, Humor, Life, subway, trains, transportation
Tagged Business, crowds, head nodding, heads up, Humor, leather, life, MYA, NYC, purse, sleeping, subway, subway stop
I could watch this all night…
And to think — it’s selling electronics in my neighborhood.
Posted in Advertising, Art, Design, Holiday, Humor, Shopping
Tagged advertising, art, Christmas, design, Holiday, Humor, lights, New York City, NYC, shopping, snowflakes, winter
Back in late August, I shared the happy news that my Upper West Side neighborhood is getting a local bookshop — indeed, the Shoppe Around the Corner that inspired You’ve Got Mail is returning to the hood.
Apparently the owners wanted to get a feel for the locals’ reaction to their announcement. So they used an old-school method — post-it notes — to recreate comments aka Facebook on the storefront window:
I’d say it’s pretty positive.
Posted in Advertising, Blog, Business, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Shopping
Tagged advertising, books, bookshop, bookstore, Business, comments, Facebook, Humor, life, Movies, New York City, NYC, post-it notes, shopping, uws
Rory and I were walking to Central Park this morning when we encountered this construction site on the ’30 Rock Block’ (where they used to shoot the exterior of Tina Fey’s apartment).
The hand-lettered sign reads
Is this a thing?
Even with the additional clue of the Con
Ed truck, I don’t know what that means.
Sorry…too much Breaking Bad.
Posted in Dogs, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Television, Walking
Tagged 30 Rock, apartment, Breaking Bad, Central Park, ConEdison, construction, dog, electric, Humor, life, New York City, NYC, Television, Tina Fey, walking
It’s Friday night, and I am parked on the couch.
There’s no place I’d rather be.
It feels like I have spent the past two months on the road.
A week in Japan.
A long weekend in Kentucky.
Another week in Boston with Rory Dog.
Don’t get me wrong — I enjoyed all my trips, even the days and nights when I had to work. But I have missed my apartment and my adopted hometown.
When I moved to New York City eight years ago, I wanted to live in my favorite place to visit.
Time to play tourist right here at home!
Posted in Business, Home, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged apartment, Boston, Business, favorite place, Friday night, hello stranger, home, hometown, Humor, Japan, Kentucky, life, New York City, NYC, tourist, Travel, trip, visit, work
Where is the best place to live in the Upper West Side? I am only guessing, but…
Andy’s Deli always smells of yummy bacon.
And the apartments above have a bucolic view of the park that surrounds the Museum of Natural History.
Now, that’s what I call atmosphere.
Posted in Humor, Life, Museums
Tagged Andy's Deli, apartment, bacon, museum, Natural History Museum, NYC, park, real estate, uws, view
During our morning walk in Central Park, Rory and I climb these stone steps every day..
Well, I climb them.
Rory uses the avoidance method.
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Humor, Life, Nature, Walking
Tagged animals, Central Park, Dogs, Humor, life, NYC, walking
This is in Times Square in 10 days. And, yes, I bought my ticket.
Posted in Cooking, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Travel
Tagged bacon, bacon bash II, cooking, entertainment, food, Humor, iadventure.com, life, New York City, NYC, oink, pig, restaurants, Times Square, Travel
New Yorkers are a the nicest people. I see proof of it all the time.
Take today, for instance.
I had taken a cab to the vet to pick up my dog. The driver gave me my change, which included several singles, near the open door.
The wind instantly picked up the bills and scattered them in the street. Did the rude, me-me-me New Yorkers of TV and movies jump upon them and run for it?
Not a chance.
Instead, three people stepped on the loose bills and stood waiting for me to retrieve them. We all shared a laugh as I collected my change and thanked them for their help.
Nice folks. Yep, we’ve got lots of ’em here in NYC.
Posted in Commentary, Friends, Humor, Life, Relationships, Travel
Tagged Big Apple, big hearts, cab, commentary, community, dollar bills, friends, good samaritan, Humor, life, Manhattan, money, New York City, New Yorkers, nicest people, NYC, Relationships, taxi driver, Travel