Sunday, February 05, 2012

Proof that New York is a BIG City

I'm posting for the second time today because I can't head to bed knowing I left my whiny grouchy first post still open for business.:^) So here is a fill in substitute.

I love New York City. It is a short two hours from me and I don't get there enough. These photos from around Times Square show how massive a city it is, but the real secret is that much, even most, of the city is comprised of charming neighborhoods.

For now, however, here's a quick peek at the city that never sleeps. In all its massive glory.













Start spreading the news....

New York, New York!

If you have the chance, it's a city not to be missed. Even if you hate big cities, I think you'll be delightfully delighted.

love kj

38 comments:

  1. I love New York. I have only been once, for 5 days, but they were packed with fun, excitment, art and a play staring Sting. I would love to go back someday and if I lived two hours away I would go, often!
    I just read your last post. I am sorry you are still sick!
    As for my complaints, though I have many I won't speak of them, they go away faster if I don't
    :-).
    Feel better fast.
    xoxo

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    1. annie, i live two hours from nyc, two hours from boston, and not even one hour from brattleboro vt. and yet, i find myself driving three and a half hours to provincetown with a smile on my face. the time i love nyc best is around the christmas holidays. it's magic.

      i know you don't complain and annie, you are such a positive person. but i will say, the rant felt good!
      xoxo

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  2. For being sick you sure are busy today...You looked up finding and still were not sure about what I was refering to, it had more than one meaning but the coolest one was this-3. findings Small tools and materials used by an artisan: a jeweler's findings.-if you took a piece of jewlery before you put a stone in it the old term for it would be to call it a Finding, I need to find a stone, or I need to find something to put this stone in...I put this on your page because you asked so nicely and I want others to try to figure it out also;-)

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    1. thanks, chris. interesting.
      xo

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  3. Kj - those pictures are amazing! All that texture and color and life. :) And I live not too far from NYC and STILL have not been there. What is my problem? How much time do you have? hahaha! I am going to try and get there this year. Now I want to go read your grumpy post. Did I miss it? I LOVE grumpy posts! Feel better, my friend! xox

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    1. pam, you have to go! you do!

      i'm no longer grumpy. it was fun while it lasted :^)

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  4. Been to all of those places. I miss the city but not the scourge of rats and cockroaches, and now the bed bugs.

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    1. mark, you must have hung too much too long in the wrong places so the starfishes were missing. they're there. it's a super city, mark, for poets and patriots. ♥

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  5. Ah, the *Big Apple*! There's no city - anywhere - quite like it. I know it well...and miss it a lot...perhaps this year....time for a visit!!!

    I hope you are feeling stronger every day....

    MUWAH!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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    1. robin, i hope you are feeling stronger every day too. that knee sounds like it's doing okay on flat ground. i think i've finally turned a corner, thanks to a really good pa in provincetown. time for a visit to ny? why not?!!!

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  6. my daughter passes through times square every day on her way to work. sometimes i wonder how it must feel to be subjected to all that noise and if it stresses out one's system. yet there are folks who thrive off that adrenaline.

    are you feeling any better? sending healing wishes♡

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    1. amanda, i think you get used to it, as long as you live somewhere that has a neighborhood feel to it. i could not spend much time around times square, but what fun to visit. xoxox

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  7. Well, after reading the previous post, I'm almost (but not quite) sorry I sent you those unwanted well-wishes. They were sincere, and I want you to feel better. So there.
    :0)
    I love, love, LOVE big cities, and have very fond memories of a few days, long long ago, when I was lucky enough to be in NYC. So far, it's been my only trip there as an adult. It was sooooo long ago, that Barry Manilow was at Radio City Music Hall with his Copa Cabana Show. I went anyway, just to say I had been there. Ha!
    xoxoxo

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    1. hee hee angela, thank you so mUCH for your well wishes.

      your have more chapters unfolding in your creative loving life. maybe nyc will be included somehow. but probably not barry manilow. will you settle for neil diamond? ♥

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  8. I once spent 2 weeks in NYC,,,and did it in 5 days!
    Good think I was a youngster,,,talk about no sleep!

    I saw LaCage Aux Folles,,,
    Did the museums,,
    ate almost everything in Carnegie deli,,,,
    well, you get the picture,,,
    and flew in on St. Patrick's day!
    Whew,,,,what a time,,,,,

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    1. you have the best sense of humor, babs. i just love it and you. (i do) i've spent time there like you've described too. lori and i had a total blast last year. the best part was chasing cabs in the pelting rain. we couldn't stop laughing xoxo

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    1. robyn, someday i hope you come and i hope lori and i will meet you there :^)

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  10. I went there first when I was 19 or 20. It had been a pre teen-teenaged dream come true. I used to lay on my bed looking out the window and dreaming of being in NYC. When I went I got a sore neck from looking UP! UP! UP! So far up to the tops of the buildings. I still remember the joy of BEING there! thanks for bringing some of them back to me. Love all your photos.

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    1. yes, lynn, tall like hard to describe tall! i hope you come again.

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  11. I love your photos kj! and I love ny too, so much that my husband worries each time I go that I won't come back. I have so many great memories of the city, and one is when you took the train into grand central to meet me there! What a fun time we had! I know people who don't like nyc, but I don't understand them!

    p.s. my son is moving there now, and my girl is thrilled! Now I have even more reason to return. :)

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    1. oh be still my excited heart! i say my nightly prayers: bless my family, help the congress, save the world, welcome peace, and then, in a tiny little voice, i add: and bring lori back to new york....
      xoxoxo

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  12. I can't believe you guilted yourself into posting again! That's very funny.

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    1. cs, haha, i love being so known :^)

      it wasn't really guilt. :^)

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  13. I lived there for several years, and while missing all the cultural opportunities, the noise and the go,go,go of the city told me I needed a different environment. It is great to visit, to live there is another completely different story.

    So, practicing self guilt,eh? does it work? Feel better and yadayadayada about grumpy posts, and yadayadayada about good friends that are not supposed to wish you to get well, and yadayadayada about all of the rest, lol! Hugs from here, being sick sucks, I should know.

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    1. too funny, allegra ♥ honestly i just wanted more interesting comments than 'feel better'. and the comments i got: well, the best, yours included

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  14. Well, if New York is great, here's a great blogger from New York. It's Frances at "City Views, Country Dreams." http://cityviewscountrydreams.blogspot.com

    Do you think emily might be hiding out in New York? Or is she a west coast kind of gal?

    New York. Famous city will all kinds of traditions. Cultural. Interesting. But I'm not sure it's a good place for a Bear. I wouldn't want to end up in a circus.

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  15. rob, have you been? you might be right although you can be sure there are ALL kinds of critters, human and otherwise, on the sidewalks of new york.

    as for emily, i can't tell you. perhaps you will locate her before i do. she is in trouble. her mother called me this week, wanting to know why she is not in school.

    sigh....

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  16. Brooklyn is still the best.

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  17. It's great to get real copy! If you can't let it all hang out on Blogger,and / or with friends, then what is the use of trying to connect at all? Life is great - ups and downs, sunshine, lollipops, rainbows and everything wonderful ... crap ... warts and all. Thanks for sharing KJ! xx

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  18. dalin enjoyed you previous blah blah blah post...we all got through those times...it's part of being human isn't it...at least you didn't shove those feelings away and ignore them...better to debrief in some way...and new york...oh will i ever get there???? and if i do darlin let's spend a whole day together...my love to you...

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  19. Just checkin' on you today.. a lot of wonderfully varied comments here... isn't that fun!!!! You *stirred the pot* KJ...and look what came out... a fabulous potpourri!

    Love Mim's comment..... and Babs (as usual) is witty and full of fun! Pam.....you simply MUST go to NY....you will find a lot of *inspiration* for your dolls!

    Sending you many hugs from (finally) RAINY San Francisco! Alas...only a 1 day storm...but we need it.

    MUWAH!

    ♥ Cupcake ♥

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  20. Hi! I'm still in the blogsphere, but a lot less. Facebook is responsible for that! I am trying to come back to blogger since I find Facebook superficial. :) Still having a beautiful blog as I can see... :)

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  21. Hi Kj - I liked your two posts for the day: moody posts - gloom and light very fitting for how your feeling ... keep having long intimate conversations with your steaming kettle, your lungs will be so appreciative of your closeness.

    I've just spotted merlinprincesse - how great to see her again :)

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  22. I'd like to visit NYC someday. Hopefully take my kids. I'm not a big city kind of a guy, but I'd go just to say I went.

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  23. I love, love, LOVE NYC (probably because I've never lived there), and my boy and I spend every other Christmas in New York and New Jersey, so I get to see it when it's even more magical.

    Great shots - especially the last one of the skyline and buildings with the crosswalk - and I hope your grumpy mood has been lifted! ::hugs::

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  24. I spent a month in Greenwich Village and Upper Staten Island, and I was delighted. In fact, I wanted to move there, but Peggy hated it, and we both liked Oregon, so here we are.

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  25. I totally agree with that!
    ♥NY
    ♥you too

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