7.25.2012

IN OTHER BOROUGHS



just a few photos from our trek to greenpoint last week.
enjoy!








embarrassing story: when it came time to transfer to the g train, i realized i didn't know which train to choose--there were two waiting at the platform. total g train virgin here. so i asked the MTA attendant which one i wanted. mistake number one.  he looked at me like i was stupid and gestured toward the one on the right and said, "this one goes first." i thanked him and got on and then he looked at me with narrowed eyes and said, "you're not from here. where are you from." so i sneered right back at him and said, "heaven."

27 comments :

  1. wow an empty subway train!

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  2. sounds just like something i would do.

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  3. I love that you gave it right back to him! Beautiful pictures!

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  4. Life is better without the G train, but I do love Greenpoint. Sacrifices I suppose. Also, even though I've taken that train a few times I do always wonder which train to get into! Left, right, left, right?!?!??!

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  5. I wish you had said heaven; just for the reaction. Like this, "heaven, where are YOU from? and then stalked away with your nose held high.

    I remember once I worked at a call center and I had to call people to take political surveys on candidates for office in CA and I lived in UT. At the end, we had to ask questions about their race, income, etc. for demographics. One lady told me to write down that she was a, "child of God" for her ethnicity. It's a multiple choice, lady! She discussed this matter at length with me. In the end I marked "refused to answer."

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  6. I named my phone Curly Jefferson III. Suspicions confirmed.

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  7. I wish i could wander the city everyday like you! I LOVE visiting New York and whenever you post pictures, it just makes me want to move there!


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  8. Never ever ask the MTA for help. They steer me wrong every time. Idiots!!! And you should have said HEAVEN, although Manhattan seems second best.

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  9. gorgeous pictures! not to worry, i live in new jersey but i always drive or take the ferry into the city since it's only a forty minute ferry ride. one day i decided, for whatever reason, to take the train and i had absolutely no idea what train to get on, where to go, etc. i asked someone and they looked at me like i was from a different country! oops!

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  10. on my first trip to NYC a couple months ago i made the mistake once (once!) of asking a policeman in a subway station which train to get on and he told me to read the signs. thanks man. i figure it out on my own after that!

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  11. Oooh, I'm so glad that you got to poke around my neighborhood! I am definitely a Brooklyn girl and have a lot of love for my Greenpoint. I, too, enjoy exploring neighborhoods that I've never been to. That's the beauty of this city, isn't it? You could live here forever and never see everything because NYC is just so dense and forever changing.

    If you ever want some recommendations on where to go in Greenpoint and Williamsburg just let me know. I'm sure between me and Bee we could come up with a pretty amazing list.

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  12. haha, don't worry. i get lost in seattle all the time, and i've lived there my entire life. sad story. ha
    xo TJ

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  13. Awww, that definitely pales in comparison to some of the stuff I do daily! Great pictures!

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  14. every time i go to a new part of the city of the city i'm always like "oh gosh i should live here!" it's all so intriguing

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  15. I'm moving to New York soon....and this scares me! You mean I have to have all the trains memorized?!

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  16. wow i thought buster was another name for huck, now i know better

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  17. i've only commented here once or twice, but i just have to tell you that i love coming here to read what you have to say. i love your wit, your style, your honesty and your creativity. i aways leave your little space feeling encouraged and inspired. thanks for sharing your life with us! also, your obsession with meg ryan makes me giddy. and you know your post about how you're the frank? well frank would totally name his typewriters the way you name your phones. but then you've probably already thought of that. ; )

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  18. You have GOT to go to Peter Pan bakery, cheapest and best donuts in the city. It's right off a G stop too. Then walk off your donuts on Franklin Ave. Plus you can take the ferry back to Manhattan and there's cool murals on India St on the way to the water. You'd love it!

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  19. You've been living in NY long enough to say your from Manhattan! Totally. Just because you don't know EVERY thing about it doesn't make that any less. When I take the bus or train here in Scotland sometimes I don't know where I'm going and I've got to ask. Even though I've been here for 5 yrs. At least the attendants are nice. They always think I'm on holiday.

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  20. Oh man! I'm so envious... I would LOVE to visit NYC. Let alone live there for unlimited wandering! I look forward to plenty more photos of your travels - courtesy of Buster ;) Xx

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  21. I love my phone but never considered naming it. I shall try it next I have a new one.
    Those are the best adventures - seeing how the real people live and work in a new place.
    Those are beautiful pictures. Yes, even the one where it looks like the graffitti is holding up the buildings! I love seeing your pictures.

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  22. What is it about knowing your way around a city that just feels so good? Like when someone asks you for directions and you know exactly what to say? Awesome.

    Also, I have a little boy bow tie giveaway going on at my blog in case you're interested. :)

    preethi
    lace, etc.

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  23. AnonymousJuly 26, 2012

    Glad to know you still get confused too!! Island trains I got.. but Burroughs??.. PHEW!

    Thanks for reminding me how awesome our city is :)

    OH! And that photo with all the graffiti on it is 5 Pointz, a graffiti artist retreat. I took a pic of it when I was at PS1 warm-up (you and the hubs should TOTALLY go!)
    http://fromthefifthfloor.com/2012/07/10/ps1-warm-up/
    and when you all go if you need a babysitter for the little chunk, let me know...Does that sounds creepy? I hope its not! Just a fellow new yorker with really good babysitting creds! :)
    -Lauren

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  24. i love all your posts, but the deep existential, philosophical questions at the end of this one really REALLY made me laugh...

    oh how i love your humor... in my head, we are the very best of friends (:

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  25. haha! i have been reading this blog forever and have thought (well, since you had huck and got an i-phone) that buster was another nickname for huck. it makes the buster's blog make so much more sense now! haha!

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  26. cute post! and fabulous pictures ... how lucky for you to have the opportunity to just wander!

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  27. When people are you where you are from they are asking about your origins, not where you live.

    So I have lived in Germany for five years, a really long time to be an expat, but I'm still 'from' Chicago. I will probably always be 'from Chicago' even if I live here for the rest of my life because that's where I came from.

    I guess if you move around a lot then it's hard to be from a place. Maybe you are from the West. Or from where ever you lived the longest? I lived the longest in Chicago and I like it there. You'd probably like to be from New York but I don't think people would consider you from New York anymore than the Germans would consider me from Hamburg, you know?

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