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renniekins
renniekins
New York
Took a walking tour today and learned about Imigrants to New York. It started out at the city hall then we strolled through the Lower East Side. Saw lots of ChinaTown, Little Italy, African burial grounds, stuff like that.

Felt a little touristy, being part of a tour group like that (I generally prefer to take public transportation, find my own way around, and try to blend in somewhat), but it was very interesting anyway. We might even do another walking tour of Central Park, tomorrow!

We were crossing a street in a mass, when three joggers trotter by. One of them energetically gestured to us and called, "This way everyone!" Made me laugh.

But I wish I had that much energy when *I* ran.

My feet ache from walking all over the city... But I'm having a good time nonetheless. Right now I'm on a bus to NJ, heading to Grandma's house. It will be good to see her and the rest of the family...
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guingel From: guingel Date: June 24th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)
hey, that bottom picture is my old building! You were like, a block away from me! I don't work in the muni building anymore (but isn't it beautiful? from the outside, at least. the gold statue on top is Civil Liberty. That's where you can get marriage licenses in Manhattan!) but I work right down the block, across the street from City Hall Park. And in fact, today I got lunch at the little outdoors place next to the Muni building. It was raining then. Did you go to Columbus Park? If you started at City Hall then went to Chinatown, you might have--it's just a little park with a playground near Bayard and Baxter and Mulberry streets. I used to play there when I was a kid. Aww, and I love City Hall Park. We used to hang out there in the mornings (I saw a rat once, it ran in between my legs and my sister's on the bench) and eat lunch there sometimes. But then there was an incident with a crazy squirrel so now I try not to linger there with food.

Oh, and the courthouse next to the muni building (which is Municipal Building, by the way), or maybe one building over, is where Martha Stewart was tried. That was when I was working in the Muni building and it was all people were talking about in the elevators! And there was a crazy press brigade set up across the street, in that triangle area.

Can you tell how much I love this part of the city? I just adore Chinatown.
From: numignost Date: June 24th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

howdy

Another Amherst computer brat saying hello, courtesy of stephe's mention earlier...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 25th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: howdy

Oooh, Amherst.... well hi there! I suppose I must know you, or at least have met you, but your username isn't giving me any clues.... Perhaps you could give me a hint or two?

I'm spending the weekend in NYC, which has made me think about Amherst quite a bit the past few days, since I'm farther East than I usually am.

Cheers!
From: numignost Date: June 25th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: howdy

I'm prononymous in my friends-only posts. I'll outmyself for you there.

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