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I'm in New York, but you wouldn't know it... - helen-louise
I'm in New York, but you wouldn't know it...
Am now in New York. Yesterday was pretty much a non-entity for anything happening. Got up, checked email and caught up with livejournal a bit, said goodbye to Cally, went to the airport with Ruth Anne, checked in, flew to NY, got the train to the hostel, found dinner and played on the DS a bit before crashing out around midnight. As further proof that I'm an idiot moron girl, I forgot to look up the addresses of some of the vegan restaurants and cafes I wanted to try while I still had free internet access, so I'm now in an internet cafe just down the road from the hostel. Even more annoyingly, it's open 24 hours and I didn't know that, so I could've come in and done this last night. Oh well.

I got the train to the hostel because I'm still pissed off about spending US $30 for a taxi from Minneapolis St Paul airport to the alt.polycon hotel ($27 fare + $3 airport tax) when it transpires there was a tram (a.k.a. "streetcar" or "light rail") that would have got me there for a mere $1.50. I'm not broke (although paying off my credit card balance might kill me :P ), but I resent spending an extra $28.50 that I didn't need to - that would buy me an entire day's worth of meals even if I ate expensively, or two days if I grabbed stuff from cafes. So seeing that the taxi was quoted at $20, I decided to try the train. The AirTrain to Jamaica station was $5, and from there I got the LIRR to Main St Flushing. That, unfortunately, was $8 at the time of day, so I saved a whole $7. Mind you, that bought me dinner, so it could've been worse. Next time (if I ever come to this hostel again), I'll get the 44 or 20 buses instead - they go much closer to the actual hostel than walking from the station.

Right - enough faffing, I've wasted half the day in bed already. Time to go find that Hot Topic and Nintendo World store :D Later, I will call redbird and see if we can meet up for lunch tomorrow.

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From: marnanel Date: 3rd April 2007 16:16 (UTC) (Link)
*waves at you from a hundred miles away*

That's a happy icon :)
baratron From: baratron Date: 3rd April 2007 16:25 (UTC) (Link)
It's me sitting on the glass floor of the CN Tower in Toronto, several hundred metres above the ground. It was taken on my trip to Canada for alt.polycon 6, the first one I attended, and thus it represents travel in general and specifically alt.polycons. Amusingly, I am so afraid of depths [*] that although I got into the glass floor, once I did my legs locked and I fell over.

[*] Heights I have no problem with - put me on top of a mountain with tons of rock beneath me, and I'm delighted. Raise me just a few metres above the ground with nothing much below me, and I'm afraid.
From: skibbley Date: 3rd April 2007 16:29 (UTC) (Link)
Enjoy NY!

Candle Café / Candle 79 are pretty good for food:

ORIGINAL LOCATION: 1307 Third Avenue at 75th Street, New York, New York 10021 Phone (212) 472-0970 Fax (212) 472-7169
Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 10:30pm Delivery 12:00pm - 9:30pm | Sunday 11:30am - 9:30pm Delivery 12:00pm - 9:00pm

SECOND LOCATION: Candle 79: 154 East 79th Street near Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10021 Phone (212) 537-7179
Monday - Saturday Lunch 12:00pm - 3:30pm Dinner 5:30pm - 10:30pm | Sunday Brunch 12:00pm - 4:00pm Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
hobbitbabe From: hobbitbabe Date: 3rd April 2007 18:52 (UTC) (Link)
I'm just amused at the idea of one store for Hot Topic and Nintendo.
porcinea From: porcinea Date: 3rd April 2007 21:53 (UTC) (Link)
Ooo! Welcome!

You'll want to eat at Zen Palate. *Heavenly*.

And maybe Souen. http://www.souen.net/menu.html

Have you seen this guide? http://www.friendsofanimals.org/programs/vegetarianism/restaurant-guides/new-york-vegan-restaurant-guide.html
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