See?

At work this week, we had a guy visit from Dallas, TX.  He got here over the weekend and Monday when we came into work, he informed us that he had been pickpocketed in Chinatown. Everyone was shocked and he was especially concerned because he needed his ID to get on a plane to go home. He cancelled his credit cards and filed a police report.

Today we find out that he wasn’t pickpocketed after all. Apparently, he lost his wallet in a cab. The next day his wallet turned up at his hotel (someone found his room key with the hotel name) and it was waiting for him at the front desk completely intact.

This makes me incredibly happy because now the guy has a great story to tell people about his visit to New York City.

Restaurants Open Christmas Day in NYC

Here is a list of restaurants open on Christmas Day. I won’t be here, but one year I had dinner at Woh Hop in Chinatown. It was delicious.

http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=8&ref=8782&pid=6

Holidays in the city

It’s the time of year for the holiday windows! I snapped these by the office today at Saks Fifth Avenue. Enjoy!

YouTube playlist

New York City is #269 of…

…the most dangerous cities in the U.S.

#1? ST LOUIS, MISSOURI. Ha!

The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. Are Mostly Nice Places

AP

Proof: NYC is not scary!

Home

My mom sent me a link to this article from my Uncle.

It’s really quite amazing.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/13/captured-new-york-city-from-above/

Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village

Statue of Liberty

Central Park

Speed Dating

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a speed dating event, so I was kinda nervous about this one.  It was actually a pretty big event.

My sister emailed me a groupon for the World’s Largest Singles Event held at Slate on 21st St & Broadway in Manhattan.  Apparently, they attempted to break a Guinness Book of World Records for the largest singles event? Something like that. Anyway, I figured it would be fun. I convinced my friend Laryssa from work to go with me. Continue reading

The Alphabet City jingle

Recently, my aunt and uncle visited from the midwest.  They told us about a jingle they and their friends used to say back in the day (1980s) when visiting the neighborhood of Alphabet City in Manhattan.

  • “Avenue A, you’re A-Ok. Avenue B, be careful. Avenue C, wait and see. Avenue D, you’re dead.”

After doing some google searches, I’ve found some others from the 1980s.

  • “Avenue A, you’re adventurous. Avenue B, you’re brave. Avenue C, you’re crazy. Avenue D, you’re dead.”
  • “A is Alright, B is Be Careful, C is Caution and D is Danger”
  • “A you’re alright, B you’re beaten, C you’re cut, D, you’re dead”
  • “Avenue A: You’re OK, Avenue B: Let’s wait and see, Avenue C: You’re CraZy, “Avenue D: You’re dead”
  • “Avenue A, A-OK.  Avenue B, Bad.  Avenue C, Crime.  Avenue D, Death.”

Oh, how times have changed. I recently walked home at 1am and felt completely safe. NYC is not scary anymore. 🙂