Monthly Archives: October 2011

100 words about…Boat Basin

Perched way up on 79 and way over in the Hudson, Boat Basin is the ideal spot to laze away a weekend afternoon. Order buckets of Corona or towering electric lemonades, kick off your flip flops and play with packs of other people’s dogs, mingle with your fellow New Yorkers of all ages and interests. Watch the sun set to the west, over a glittering river and…well okay, over Jersey, but it’s still pretty perfect. When it’s time to go, you’ll duck under the West Side Highway and trudge back up to the grid. Until next time, paradise.

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100 words about…cupcakes

In the world of New York cupcakes, you’re in or you’re out. You are either partial to Magnolia, loyal to Crumbs, or sold on Buttercup. And you have your favorite flavor – red velvet or mini M&M, classic chocolate-and-vanilla or newfangled s’mores. When there’s an event in New York, there are cupcakes – at the office, in the bars, or on the sidewalk after a looong Monday. Just don’t look at the calorie count NYC requires be posted (may as well have the whole cake), close your eyes, and enjoy that small, pillowy, sugar-drenched bite of paradise.

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100 words about…the walk light.

The walk light is a decoration. How silly, to think the orange hand is the arbiter for when you stop and when you go. And that little white man? He means nothing, you’re already off the curb when he appears. You can tell the suburbanites by those who stand still while everyone else is walking. You can tell the tourists by those who look terrified to cross the street (along with the fold-out maps and sneakers, but that’s another post). Every day, you dare that walk light – try to beat me. But shame on you if it ever wins.

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