In last Sunday’s post about places I’ve seen, there was one pic which, for various reasons, didn’t make the cut:
As a long-ago Reader once commented: “The best view of Manhattan is through a bomb-sight.”
Like so many cities, the place is best viewed from a distance because a) it smells and b) Noo Yawkers. And of course there’s the political thing.
Despite all that, however, I like NYFC even though (to quote another Reader) it’s “mostly hype and hicks”. And I’m not talking about the members of the International Hayseed Set who can be found gawping at Times Square and forming long lines at the Statue; having lived there for three years, I’ve found most New Yorkers to be unbelievably parochial and yes, hicks. What else can explain a city which serves the most over-priced-yet-average food in North America, and thinks that if it doesn’t happen in NYC, it doesn’t matter?
New Wife has never been to NYFC, so at some point I may have to grit my teeth and take her there. Or not. The price (to me) may just be too high.