Posted by: Josey | January 16, 2010

Only You, New York

New York is the only place where you can roller-skate through a stranger’s loft at 4am. New York is the only place where the shopping carts at the grocery stores don’t fit through the check-out lines. New York is the only place where the guitarist in the band also plays for Enrique Iglesias and the back-up singer also backs up Rihanna. New York is the only place where it’s not unusual if you never learned how to drive. New York is the only place where a woman can pull up a chair next to you in a complete dive and the next day you can buy one of her novels at Barnes & Noble. New York is the only place where you can glam up to see and be seen, or wear your sweatpants and feel blissfully invisible. New York is the only place where you can choose between ordering Chinese, Indian, Ethiopian, Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Italian, Vietnamese, Spanish and Barbecue—then pick up your dinner within four blocks of where you live. New York is the only place where a bar has the nerve to charge $8 for a plastic cup of Guinness. New York is the only place where you can belt out a song from your iPod as you walk down the street and no one bats an eye.

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  1. New York is the only place where you can choose between ordering Chinese, Indian, Ethiopian, Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Italian, Vietnamese, Spanish and Barbecue, and have it show up at your door, hot, within half an hour (and often without the delivery guy using any gasoline to get it to you).

  2. I want to move there now!

  3. @Danae: Yes, yes, please!

  4. New York is now the only place with the original cast of The Million Dollar Quartet. Opening in April at the Nederlander Theatre, Levi Kreis, the musician that plays Jerry Lee Lewis is fabulous.

  5. New York sounds like my kind of city. But this is not new. People tell me I should go all the time.

    One correction though- you think $8 is a lot for a Guinness in a plastic cup? I live in the ‘burbs of Athens, Greece where the average price of beer is about $10. True story.

    I really love this post.

  6. And I really love your comment, Alexia–thank you! Boy, I’d better save my pennies if I’m ever going to visit Greece, wow… :)


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