I’ve Arrived – Sort Of

So. We’ve been living on the Upper West Side for ten days now and I’m writing this looking out at the view that clinched our new apartment. Here it is (left). Buildings! Buildings with hundreds of people in them living hundreds of different lives. And this view is replicated in one form or another all over the Upper West Side. I love looking out at night to see all the action in all of the windows. It enhances the sense I have here of being a tiny extra in a huge Broadway show. It’s a feeling I like.

It’s a good job I’ve got something to look out at as there’s nothing to look at inside the apartment. All our belongings are in customs limbo, waiting to be X-rayed – a service we have to pay for. The dogs think we’ve bought them a Manhattan pad. There are just two giant airbeds in the whole apartment which they get more enjoyment out of than we do. We had a TV installed by Time Warner. It doesn’t work. Despite this the last ten days in Manhattan have been a joy. Every time I step out of our building I see something that astonishes me. From now on I’ll be blogging up-to-date our experiences and discoveries in this amazing metropolis.


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