Tag Archives: Upper West Side

NYC – The Six-Month Slump

Dear reader. It’s been a while since my last post. The reason being that, for the last month I’ve been HATING New York City. And who wants to own up to their big adventure going sour? And who the Hell ever says they HATE New York. But, as the thrill of the new began to […]

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The pros and cons of apartment living

Pros 1. You get a doorman. He says ‘Hello’ to you every time you come in the building and will go out in the street and whistle down a cab if you need one. And you can strike up a conversation with them and they can’t get away. When you’re new to a city and […]

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Sandy strikes!

Monday lunchtime: So, the supermarkets are stripped almost bare and the less-organised Upper West Siders are considering whether things will ever get desperate enough to see them eat cold new potatoes from a tin. We’re stocked up on prosciutto, pesto, rare cheese and quince paste, cornflakes, milk and muffins. We’ll be fine. We’ve got battery-operated […]

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The Nanny Tragedy

Woke up this morning to news of The Nanny Tragedy. Last night, around 5.30, a mother came home to her apartment building with her three-year-old daughter to find her two other children aged two and six dead in the bath from stab wounds, the children’s 50 year-old nanny unconscious beside them with her throat cut. […]

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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 […]

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