Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Queensboro Bridge

For Sale! Right Now!  Greetings from the Best Western Plaza in Long Island City, just two subway stops from Forest Hills, Dov, Jessica, and Lena Rose! That is, when the F trains are running ... which they don't on weekends (construction). Also just two stops from Manhattan, or a quick cab ride over the Queensboro (59th Street) Bridge.

What - you thought Abq Jew & mishpocha were staying at the Waldorf?

As you can easily see from the MTA subway map above - the Waldorf (in midtown) is way too far away. And staying with the machetonim is ... way too close. So here we are, right across the street from the architecturally iconic Storage Deluxe, and right behind the world-famous Silvercup sign visible from the GCP, LIE, and Roosevelt Island tram!

We're about to set out to enjoy the day, which will include this afternoon's visit of Great Grandmama Sheila Kronrot from dear old Livingston, New Jersey.

Mark Twain famously said
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Well, we greatly enjoyed our experience at the American Museum of Natural History last weekend. What a magnificent collection of God's creatures, in all their bizarre shapes, strange colors, and incomprehensible feeding and mating habits. And that's just the visitors - the exhibits were even better!

Have a great day, Albuquerque! And a wondrous week, New Mexico!

Former Forest Hills residents Simon & Garfunkel

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