Only in NYC

Filed under living in new york is neat, living in new york sucks so hard

Only in NYC would I need my friend Beth to pick me up after work last Friday and drive me to my apartment with my new TV that should have been small enough to carry but would’ve taken up an entire subway car with all of its packaging. Only in NYC would I know approximately three people who own a car and would the one who drives an Alfa Romeo convertible agree to haul my new flatscreen around.

And only in NYC, after a second viewing of An Education (OMG, just as good the second time) with said Alfa-Romeo-convertible-driving friend, would I return to my boyfriend’s apartment to find a Christmas tree simply pushed out the front door into the hallway when its duty is done. And a full two weeks after Christmas, no less.

It’s kind of neat, and it’s kind of awful.


  1. My GOD I want to live in that building.

    (Tree and all.)

    • I totally feel the same way, but I swear, it’s so The Shining in there sometimes. The other morning, we walked out of his apartment at 6 a.m. to go to the gym, and there was a woman with flowing red hair literally running down the hallway toward us, and we both looked at each other like, “Which one of us has the shiv in our gymshorts?”

  2. Jack says:

    I would’ve driven you if you asked, but only so I could take the TV and run (obviously meaning that I’d have to push you out of the car before you realized my plan, or taken the car to a shop first in order to install an ejection seat to make my plan a little easier)

    • So basically, when you sent me that e-mail on the day after Christmas with the link to the TV, you knew it’d eventually be yours. Maybe I’ll give it to you as a housewarming present when you move into McCarren Park.

    • thickcrust says:

      I think Jack meant to say “I would’ve driven you if you asked – provided my mom wasn’t using her car at the time…”

      Kelley probably would have taken you. She loves being able to use her Smart car in completely unpractical ways.

  3. Tracey says:

    I forgot how pretty and Kamran’s hallway was.

    You should have decorated the Christmas tree with something ridiculous. Raw slices of bacon, perhaps?

    • “and Kamran’s”? Did you originally write “yours and Kamran’s” and decide to half-erase it so my dad would half-think we don’t live together? THANKS.

      There are way too many dogs in that building to be messing around with bacon.

  4. Tracey says:

    Ha! I originally had “pretty and pink” and erased the “pink” just in case it was merely a lighting trick in the picture.

    And I was actually specifically thinking about the dogs when I suggested a bacon tree for the hallway.