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2003-01-11 22:47:02+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

In The Big Apple, staying in The Pennsylvania[Wiki] across from Madison Square Garden, Charlene said "I hate to say this, but I've stayed in Motel 6s that have been better appointed". After an experience in a bar last night, I can sum up much of New York City as "black tie drinking white zin". Yesterday hit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, today spent most of it at the Museum of Sex, we'll probably go back to finish out the exhibit. It was fascinating.

I'm sitting in the Morebucks at the south-west corner of Central Park. Tonight it's off to the Vavavoom Room at Fez under Time Cafe, probably stopping in Greenwich Village or Little Italy for dinner. Tomorrow hopefully off to Long Island to visit my grandfather. Everything's going by way too fast, but it's good to catch up on a lot of the things I never got to when I lived in this area. Next time I need to do a better job of catching up with folks I know in this area, but having the freedom right now is nice, it lets us wander the city without schedules or pressures.

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#Comment made: 2003-01-13 05:28:28+00 by: other_todd

Oh, Dan, I wish you'd asked me. I will never stay at the Hotel Pennsylvania again, and I could have warned you. Charlene's assessment is exactly right. The only advantage it has is if you are travelling by train; you only have to schlep your luggage across the street. It's been a long slide down since the days of Pennsylvania 6-5000 (which number they still have, by the by).

#Comment made: 2003-01-13 14:04:29+00 by: ghasty [edit history]

Remember, to offset the "black tie" affair...Lucky Chengs. Funny little article titled It's a knockdown, drag-out fight on the rise of drag-based resturants in NYC

#Comment made: 2003-01-13 16:11:32+00 by: Dan Lyke

Todd, if I'd done my own arrangements I wouldn't have stayed there either, they seem to be pricey ($120 or so) relative to the neighborhood. This morning we woke up to the sound of running water and falling hardware, and discovered brown water seeping into the bathroom.