Thanks for the warm welcome! We're off grid, so I only have internet access once or twice a week when I go to the office in town. We're living the dream, LOL, two little cabins in the woods with no utilities and not much to do but write.
Margaret, I just joined today and received this weird note..... what is this?!?
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I read above that you've just moved to NYC. I used to live at 9th and 46th in 1999 and 2000. LOVED IT! New York is a blast. Make sure to play tourist as often as possible. And buy an annual Met pass for the museum. Go at least once a week. It will force you to walk through central park on a routine basis, if nothing else. :)
Thanks Margaret. It is exciting to be part of She Writes, connecting to writers from all corners of the globe. I did post a short story and requested feedback. Is there another section on the website that I could post for feedback?
Summer in NYC? Girl I am scared of you!:-) Not really...I remember being in my late teens and early twenties, when my best friend, Nita and I would pack our suitcases and carry them to work on Fridays. Leaving at 5:00 PM, we dashed to the airport and flew "Student Standby" down to NYC from Rochester for $15 to $20 bucks RT!! We had to wait until the plane was fully boarded before we could be seated. There was always room for us and we usually flew first class because those were the only empty seats. Ah, yes! After a $7 cab ride from LaGuardia, we would check into a Times Square motel or hotel...there were a few reputable ones back in the 60's...shower, put on our best finery and hit the streets. The bright lights, the atmosphere was heady and vibrant. Literally every person we met was friendly, interested in making our stay memorable and happy to grant the smallest or greatest courtesy to the two young ladies from Rochester.
Nita and I walked all over Manhattan sightseeing, catching shows at Columbus Circle piano bars and jazz clubs in the Village, hiking in Central Park-especially at night when it was beautiful!-, strolling along 125th St. in Harlem, hanging out in Little Italy, standing at harbor's edge near the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, touring the UN on our own (you could do that then), chilling at Washington Square!!! Then, we would catch a few zzz's on Sunday before flying back home to Rochester with memories, which have lasted me a lifetime. Since then, my extended working visits usually occur during the sweltering heat of summer.
I still feel the same swell of excitement and eager anticipation of wonder filled adventures in "The City". May your stay be even more fecund and satisfying. Thank you for welcoming me to the She Writes family. Although I am just moving in, it feels like home to me.