Tag: NYC

  • Izumi got a haircut!

    Where to you go when you want to get a super-short haircut after wearing it long for many years? You go to the person that has been perfecting the “pixie” haircut since the New Wave era, the guy with photos of Audrey Hepburn on the wall, the guy who owns the domain for cropsforgirls.com. Google […]

  • NYC’s Dollar Bus Network

    NYC’s Dollar Bus Network

    Every vibrant city has its public transportation woes and homegrown hacks to resolve them. I experienced Mexico City’s Pesero buses when I was directed by a local to jump into passing VW Bus that took me where I wanted to go as long as I didn’t mind dropping off a few other people along the […]

  • A very New York story

    A very New York story

    The saga of Kareem Rahma and his missing New York Magazine.

  • NYC Restaurant Streeteries

    NYC Restaurant Streeteries

    Back in March, I wrote a post for the SmartNews intranet explaining to my colleagues in Japan the temporary sheds you see on the street outside of restaurants. In San Francisco they were called parklets, here in NYC they are called streeteries. They were built so restaurants could comply with Covid restrictions on indoor dining. […]

  • Sept 11

    Sept 11

    Twenty years ago I was in Redmond, Washington at Microsoft on a business trip. Izumi called me at my hotel early in the morning to tell me something terrible had happened and that I should turn on the television to see. For the next three days I was stuck in Redmond with no way to […]

  • NYC Subways

    I found this short video on how to get around the New York subway system useful. 472 stations 675 miles of track 5.5 million daily riders (pre-covid) Express v. Local – usually the local train will be up against the wall, express trains on the inside Uptown v. Downtown – if you’re getting on the […]

  • Snow in NYC

    Big storm coming thru Wednesday night into Thursday. They’re saying anywhere from 8-10″ in NYC. If only my boots & mittens weren’t in a container somewhere between here and San Francisco. . .

  • Cuomosexual

    Cuomosexual

    I didn’t really appreciate the term until I got here. The briefings, when clipped and shared out of context, seemed just, informational. Now that I’m here, in New York, I understand the side references better. The tone of his briefings fits right in along with the Raymour & Flanigan commercials – it makes more sense. […]

  • NYC Takeout Chinese

    NYC Takeout Chinese

    There’s an unremarkable-looking Chinese joint a block away from where we live on 2nd Avenue. We pass it often on our way somewhere else. When SmartNews kicked in a stipend to encourage us to order in for dinner so we could stay online and monitor things for Election Night, I chose to give the Mee’s […]

  • Walkin’ NYC

    Walkin’ NYC

    Did I mention that we’re walking the streets of Manhattan in order to get to know the neighborhoods? I use this iOS app called Trails to track where we go and then trace it old skool style with a sharpie onto a tourist map. The nice thing about Trails is that it automatically logs everywhere […]