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the story of an invisible girl
Good first day in the city today. Lots and lots of walking! Last night I putzed around my house, cleaning and packing and just generally procrastinating until finally crawling into bed at almost 4:15am.

My alarm was set for 4:30am, because my sis was picking me up at 5.

I was still somewhat sleepy when I climbed out of bed at 4:45.... But I had a nap on the plane and another half-nap in the car.

I ate a scone on the plane and dropped some. 'Oh no,' I thought. 'Ants on the plane.'

We drove to the Brooklyn Bridge, then walked across it. I took a pic but accidentally deleted it...oops.

Then we explored Chinatown and Little Italy. Then we visited the WTC.

Then we drove to my aunt's house and rested a bit before dinner. Then walked to Le Madeline, then the theater for 'I Am My Own Wife', which was absolutely amazingly incredible. So captivating, and SO well-acted! Now I really want to read the play, to catch any details I might have missed. I wonder if it's been published?
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jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 23rd, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)


Do you have any must do things to do when you go to NYC?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 26th, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)


Not especially -- in fact, I generally try to do things I haven't done yet. But I often see a Broadway play, and I like to walk through Central Park.
guingel From: guingel Date: September 23rd, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Little Italy? Did you go to the San Gennaro Feast? And get fried Oreos? One of the best and least healthy foods known to man.

Yay, you were right by my buiding! :) Because it's right by the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. I loff my building, it's so pretty. You know what's ironic? I have yet to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge!

Dammit, you're in NYC, and now I'm in Northampton. :(
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 26th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes! We hadn't known it would be there, but we walked through a good bit of it. No fried oreos; we'd just eaten lunch so we weren't looking at the foods. Bummer though, I would have been intrigued to try one!

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is really fun, I definitely recommend it. It looked like lots of business people were doing that on their lunch break! Darn, I wish I'd known which building was yours, I would have waved at it for you. ;)

I know, that figures I wouldn't make it out to NY 'til after you'd gone to Smith....
guingel From: guingel Date: September 26th, 2004 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
here is a picture of my building--it's pretty distinctive. Not that you'd have been looking at it from above, or anything. So pretty. From the outside ;)

I might be working there again in January. . . not really a good time to be crossing bridges. But maybe next summer!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 26th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh! Yes, we saw that building; you can see it really well from the bridge. In fact, we kept eyeing it because it looked cool. I called it the 'castley' building, because my sis said it looks like a castle on top. We tried to see what it was called / what it was for when we got off the bridge, but I don't think we were successful. At first we thought it was police, but then we realized that was a different building, I think...? (It's all blurring together now!)

I walked across 2 bridges this weekend, the George Washington AND the Brooklyn! I was a bridgey weekend. (: Much fun, and highly recommended (when it's warm out).
guingel From: guingel Date: September 26th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the Municipal Building, so it has lots of random stuff in it. Actually, it's the building where you go to get a marriage license, although I have no idea where. I think it was in the opposite arch to where I was. Also, I don't know what's below the 15th floor, because that was a different elevator, so I never stopped on any of the floors. I know that the B.E.C. has a little hole, and D.C.A.S. (Department of Citywide Administrative Services, who says who gets how much space and what sort of accomodations) has several beautiful floors. . .

Actually, I also don't know what's in the castle-y part! I was on the 23rd floor, and the elevator only goes up to the 25th, which is the top floor before the castle. I've always wondered what's up there. Maybe some romantic exciting person is being kept under house arrest. A beautiful prison on top of the Muni building! At least, that's what I've always liked to think. I'm pretty sure the shiny gold statue on top is called "Civic Virtue", but I don't know what it is of, exactly. . .

But it's not the police office--although I believe that's nearby. . . The Department of Education building is also right down Chambers Street from us, and that's a gorgeous building--it looks like a Roman temple, all steps and columns. I also got to go into City Hall this summer, and while I love the park, the beauty of the building itself is rather marred by security and what-not. :-/

I can't even remember what the inscription on the building says. I think it says New Amsterdam and a date, or something. . . I know that when the building was in Batman & Robin, as Gotham City Hall, those words were changed to "City Hall". I'm so proud of my movie star building! :D I totally need to see that movie again. . . And Batman Forever, in which my Dad's old office is prominent!

Not that I'm completely crazily enthusiastic about my building or anything! XD
anderale From: anderale Date: September 23rd, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wave hello to my sister as you go through Times Square. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 26th, 2004 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't see Times Square this time...darn!
anderale From: anderale Date: September 26th, 2004 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's probably for the better. She's been really grumpy lately. :D
lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: September 23rd, 2004 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ants would get airsick, silly.
_goodintentions From: _goodintentions Date: September 24th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've always wanted to go to NYC. Perhaps someday.

We still need to do the open skate thing.
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