Lucky Day

Today I felt like luck was on my side. I went to my calligraphy class in Queens & got there in an hour. Normally it takes at least an hour & a half from the Bronx. When I was going up the stairs to transfer to the N train at Times Square, I found a $5 bill :-). When I arrived at the calligraphy class, I ended up being the only one to show up, so I essentially got a personalized one-on-one class. That was pretty cool!

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~Izzy

Bag Man in New Shirt A-Hole

Today Bag Man was wearing a new shirt. He must’ve finally gone shopping. When the train arrived he bum-rushed me to go to my usual spot & took the only available seat. A-hole! A few stops into the commute the seat next to him became available, but I opted not to take it because his cheap cologne made me gag.

  
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~Izzy

Late Post: Glowing Moon 10/21/15

On my way home Wednesday night, I noticed the moon had a different glow around. I tried to capture it with my iPhone, but the pictures isn’t do it justice.

   
   
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~Izzy

Bag Man’s New Jacket

Apparently, Bag Man got a new jacket. Maybe he also got a few new shirts, too. He seems to wear the same 2-3 shirts & they’re not part of a uniform.

  
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~Izzy

New Hudson Yards Station

Last month, the new Hudson Yards station on the 7 line opened to the public. It the first new train station on the NYC subway system since 1989. I had a chance to use it this past weekend to get to the Jacob Javits Center for NYCC (New York Comic Con). I have to say I was unimpressed by the new station. It’s very bland, with the only color being an overhead mosaic at the entrance/exit & the plants of the surprisingly aesthetically pleasing “green space.” I guess they used some inspiration from the nearby High Line, which happens to be one of my favorite places in the city.

Riding into the station from Times Square-42nd St, you can hear & feel a difference in the train. You feel like you’re going through a time-warp tunnel & you’re hearing time pass by. There are lights at close intervals throughout the expanded tunnel, making you feel like you’re in a twilight zone. The platform is wider than any station I’ve been to, which accommodate the extra-wide staircases well. To enter/leave the station you can use several STEEP escalators (watch out those who suffer from vertigo, fear of heights, etc.) or use the incline elevator, which I have yet to use. I really feel they should’ve placed a mosaic mural on the wall behind the elevator, instead of the bare concrete wall.

It will be interesting to see how the station use progresses. It’s definitely convenient for those going to shows & conferenes at the Jacob Javits Center or to the High Line without the 20 minute crosstown walk. Bolt Bus & Mega Bus users will also appreciate its proximity to the bus stops. I know my sister, KM, would’ve loved it when we went to Baltimore in late January, lol. The only down side is its only serviced by the 7 train which you’ll have to catch at Times Square. Maybe in the future they’ll add a connection to Penn Station.

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~Izzy

Elderly Tourist Day in NYC?

I was on my way to a crochet class (going to give it a try as a hobby) when a bunch of elderly tourists got on at several of the Harlem stations (thanks a lot gentrification!). Did I miss a memo? Is it Eldery Tourist Day in NYC? There were SO MANY of them!

Most were completely oblivious yet disoriented. Some were accompanied by their adult offspring & grandchildren, who had complete disregard over train etiquette. One particular granddaughter had a young NYer pinned against the center pole. She looked like she was ready to snap on her, but didn’t because she was getting off at the next stop. She literally had to wiggle & squeeze her way out!
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~Izzy

Sandals & Shorts in October?!

 
Can you spot them? It’s not even 60F in NYC! Sure he’s wearing socks & a flannel shirt, but come on!! One of his companions was an older man wearing a straw hat! Where the hell did they come from? LOL!

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~Izzy