New York Inferno
Things and places to avoid in New York are legion:
- Times Square (42nd Street, Broadway and 7th Av) is a place to pass through, rather than to stay. It furnishes masses of tourists with the typical 'bright lights of New York' image, but the bombardment of advertising, tourists and particularly persistent panhandlers can get more than a little wearing. It is now basically a Disney theme park, making it even more loathsome.
- John F. Kennedy Airport (Queens) could be a real find for the conspiracy theorists. Why name an airport in New York after that particular president - is it because the airport, like its namesake, sounds impressive but looks awful? Plus, because it's the major transit hub, the TSA are very thick on the ground here.
- Ground Zero (downtown Manhattan): nothing to see here but merchandise-sellers and a very big hole. For mercy's sake, move along please.
- Excessive Numbers of Star Bucks (all boroughs): yes, it can't be denied that having some kind of eatery or drinkery readily to hand is good, but how far has excess caffeine contributed to the growing stress problem here? We need a Non-Proliferation Treaty for this sort of thing. (It started in Seattle! It's not our fault!)-- SDN
- New York Weather: you'll have no idea what I mean unless you've been there.
- Marmite: don't laugh. Those who find Marmite 'my mate' have to fork out 15 bucks and odd (about 10 gbp) for the privilege of a decent-sized pot; that is, if they can find the stuff. You can purchase Marmite at Tea & Sympathy <http://www.teaandsympathynewyork.com>, as well as Myers of Keswick; both are in the Village.
New York Index