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17 June 2005 @ 03:08 pm
New York City  
Last Sunday I drove to JFK airport in NYC (New York City), I drove through NYC (Bronx).
It refreshed my memory about what is NYC.
I almost hit one car which stayed in the middle of busy highway!

People are to0 stressed and nervous in NYC.
When I passed toll before the bridge, I paid my "car toll fee" by quarter. Cashier shouted at me for that...
BTW, this toll fee is $4.50. In every direction. So I paid twice.

I paid $9 for 2 hours parking at JFK airport.

I was in traffic jams several times, in spite that I drove Sunday and not in rush-hours.

I wonder --- how do people like to live in New York City?
selfmade on June 18th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
I tell you "how". They like it OBSESSIVELY. :)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on June 18th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
Ok, ok --- can you tell me why do they like it?
selfmade on June 18th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
There are lots of different reasons different people give you.
Some people I know love it because
- It's so much energy here
- Modern culture and art is being created right here and we're part of it
- There are always some places in the City where you have never been
zhenkinzhenkin on June 7th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
I agree with all that, but... :-)
That makes me love to stay/spend time in NY.
It is a fun place.
But I would not live there.
A bit too crazy for me.
But you are also right about something else, there are people how are true New Yorkers at heart. Can't get that out of 'em... :-)
selfmade on June 7th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
Re: I agree with all that, but... :-)
Looks like you're from Massachusetts. :) I'm heading to Boston this weekend. Could you suggest any interesting places to see/visit around there?
zhenkinzhenkin on June 7th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
Re: I agree with all that, but... :-)
Yes, in fact I am from Boston.
As far as interesting places go, that really depends on what you find interesting. :-)
I like to go to:

1. North End - Boston historical neighborhood - mostly Italian(absolutely the best Italian restaurants in town. Be sure to stop by "Strega" :-) )

1.5 faneuil hall/Quincy market - fun place with bunch of souvenir shops, holocost memorial and steet performers...

1.7. Beacon Hill historical district - right off public garden.
May be a bit lonely at night, but still nice. You can stop by Persian restaurant called "La La Rokh"

2. Harvard Square - tuda metro hodit, red line po-moemu - it is nice to walk around Harvard campus - feels like 18-th century
3. In downtown - Newberry Street - where all the boutiques are...
4. Boston Public garden of course - our analog (smallaer one) of central park...
5. Coolidge corner - Brookline - not very historical, but nice neighborhood - metro (in Boston called the "T") - green line , train "C", outbound.
Stop by a small take out place right after Walgreens on Harvard Street called "Paris creperie" (did I spell it right ?) - good crepes and surprisingly good cofee..
There are other nice restaurants around like Chef Chows (Chineese) and Lemon Grass - which was the "best vietnameese cousine in Boston" for number of years. A few Russian restaurants are also nearby , if you like them. :-)
6. Also on Coolidge corner - supermarket called Trader Joe - lots of European food @ not so high prices...and they sell the best damn coffee around...
7. Walk along the Charles river , you can see MIT building (with round dome) on the other side (well that certainly depends on what side you yourself are...)
8. Now museums:
a) MFA - Museum of Fine Arts on Hungtinton Ave (a.k.a "Avenue of the arts") - it is smaller than Metropolitan, but still very nice
b) Museum of Science on the Charles river
c) Isabella Stuart Gardner museum...
9. Visit Copley Square - metro, green line, inbound, stop with the same name
10. Park street area - metro green line, Park Steet station - is also nice

zhenkinzhenkin on June 7th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
Re: I agree with all that, but... :-)
And sorry for spelling errors..
Ne pomnu ya vse eti nazvaniya tochno. Hope I was pretty close.
selfmade on June 8th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Re: I agree with all that, but... :-)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on June 7th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
Re: I agree with all that, but... :-)
How did you find out that someone (zhenkin) wrote comment to my year-ago-post? Is it possible to get email notifications for comments in someone-elses LiveJournal?
selfmade on June 8th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
Because that was comment to my comment.