Monday, June 30, 2008

What Does It Mean? What Can You Do About It?

Tomorrow morning I leave for NJ/NY.

I hope to have a fun trip.

I'll be lunching with Distributorcap in Manhattan. I'm meeting up with another person for dinner in Hoboken.

I'll be seeing the Feelies tomorrow night at Maxwell's.

Other than that, I haven't thought too much about the what the heck I'm going to be doing there during my two-day trip.

If anyone wants to suggest anything, please feel free. I won't have a car, and am probably going to spend the majority of my little trip in NYC.

If you don't have any recommendations, you can still visit and vote on my latest WICH post - coincidentally, it features the Feelies!


Fran said...

I was going to try to come down and meet you two for lunch, but then I told Dcap that you hate me and it would really piss you off if I showed up unannounced.

See - I am a crappy liar!

Sorry to miss you but have a GREAT time!!

And Dcap is one of the finest humans on the planet I can assure you.

And I think you probably are too.

(so then why do you hate me???)

Splotchy said...

Fran, I hate you, but it's the good kind of hate (y'know, like good cholesterol). Sorry you can't make it to lunch.

If you have any recommendations for sightseeing in NYC, please let me know. I have been there once before, but there's plenty of stuff I didn't see or do.

dguzman said...

WOW! NY and lunch with DCap. Soooo jealous right now.... Have fun!

Fran said...

Splotchy, as a traveler I find just walking the best sight seeing. In NYC that would mean heading to below 14th street and having a good wander.

Talk to Dcap, he will be filled with ideas.

As long as I can count on you hating me and hating America simultaneously, I think I can live with it.

Splotchy said...

D, thanks!

Fran, you're definitely onto something with the walking and finding thing. On my one previous trip to NYC, my favorite moment was hanging out in a public park watching old Chinese people play mah jongg. It's a definitely a city that rewards the casual wanderer.

I'll ask DCap for suggestions, too.

Joe said...

Bon voyage!

Coaster Punchman tipped me to a freakshow museum on Coney Island, that sounded cool

Falwless said...

From someone who has never been to NYC, you'd be amazed at the suggestions I have for sightseeing. These are little-known places with minimal tourist action, so no need to fight with the crowds. These will really give you an authentic taste of the big apple..

-- Head to Battery Park and take the Circle Line Ferry to a small, secluded spot called ELLIS ISLAND. There is a large statue of a lady there. It's nice.

-- Fifth Avenue at 34th street. There is a pretty large building called the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. Not many people are aware of this beautiful skyscraper. Take the elevator to the observatory on the 86th floor. You'll be amazed by the view of the city. Don't be surprised if you're all alone doing this!

-- 42nd Street where 7th Ave. and Broadway cross: some people call this little intersection "The Square Times" or something like that, I can't recall. It's a cute little place. Lots of lights!

-- 59th Street to 110th Street / Fifth Avenue to Eighth Avenue -- Quaint little park area, lots of trees, grass, benches, grass. And trees. Some of the locals call it "Central Park," or "Parque Céntrico," if you're Latino.

In other news, I just spent an entirely long-ass time on this retarded comment.


Splotchy said...

Bubs, I don't know if I'm going to be making it over to Coney Island this trip, although that museum sounds intriguing. I had a great time at Coney Island before.

Falwless, I thank you for both your efforts and the window you provide into some fascinating attractions of which I had previously been unaware.

Distributorcap said...

i was thinking of putting you on the subway and sending you to Ozone Park

SamuraiFrog said...

Have a great time out there, Splotchy. You be careful out among them English.

Lockwood said...

Don't know if you read NYT on a regular basis, but today's issue has an article on the Feelies you might enjoy. I had not heard of them before, but now I'm jealous. Have fun!

Reborn for the Fourth of July
The Feelies have taken nearly 17 years to resurface for two
sold-out shows on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at
Maxwell's, in Hoboken, N.J.

Becca said...

Oh I hope you have a really great trip! Watch out for the CHUDS I hear there everywhere in New York.