On my recent trip to New York I took time in a diner off of Madison avenue on the upper west side to jot down some observations I had made while roaming around the city’s streets. Here they are for your perusal:
• Every tree has its own little fence.
• Blackend gum stains on sidewalks.
• Security cameras, everwhere.
• Gates, fences, buzzers, locks.
• Cafe’s rarely have outdoor seating. this ain’t Europe.
• All buisness in the streets, but you do find people being quite friendly one on one in shops.
• Art Galleries have equal amount shlock to good work as most American cities (keep in mind, just because it is here, doesn’t mean it’s good), New York has volume though; in spades.
• Expensive things, food, life.
• Fancy brand names, but brand names just the same.
• People like dogs, no matter how small the space they have.
• A television for every resturaunt or cafe.
• Hot dogs, soda, or pretzels on the corner.
• An advertisement for a cable show on every bus.
• All languages spoken here.
• The museums are going to cost ya.
(Ironically I’m posting this while at my cousin’s farm outside Manhattan Kansas- talk about a change of place!)