Only in New York

One of the things I absolutely love about living near and working in New York is the stimulation one gets from just being present.  We hear things, smell things but mostly, see things.  If you walk slowly  enough, you see the world unfold in front of your very eyes. For those of you who have been here, you know exactly what I am talking about. For others who haven’t been, the streets are a real eye opening into the soul of New York.  It’s what happens in every nook and cranny of the city.

If you have traveled to Japan, you know  one of the highlights of this country is its toilets.  Yes, they oscillate and pulsate at the touch of a finger!  They do full duty,  rear and front cleansing and dry the area after a  thorough cleansing.  This you find in any upscale Japanese restaurant restroom.  If you’re date can’t get it done, the toilet will!

If you don’t know what to buy at the Union Square market (across the street from my new office) just let the merchants make the decision for you, based of course on what the local farmers have brought to town.  You can almost smell those lilacs!  If you have time, you can grill one of the many chef’s in the city at the “Grill a Chef” booth.  On this very day, I approached the “grilled chef” and asked about roasting brussel sprouts.  Saute some onions and bacon, add half cut brussel sprouts, brown them, add 1/2 cup water to steam until al dente.

If food isn’t what you’re into, how about a crochet bike cover!  Who else but one of the millions of creative minds in this city would not only think of a crochet coat for a bike they would actually make one. Who are these people?  Do they really have so much time on their hands?

The finale of the day reminds me that beauty comes at any cost.  Even if you have to ride the train in the middle of the day with curlers on your head, or face early morning commuters in the park wearing last nights drag outfit(whatever is left of it) or hanging in a pouch on the subway.    Only in New York boys and girls!  


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