As some of you know, I’m not the best at leaving Manhattan. Or leaving the apartment for that matter. So where to go when you haven’t left Manhattan for a year? Mitsuwa, of course, in Edgewater, New Jersey. It’s a gigantic Japanese grocery store. All we had to do was catch a shuttle from the Port Authority.

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The view across the Hudson from Mitsuwa’s cafeteria – lots of great stands to order from. The second first building to the right of the lamp post is Grant’s tomb.

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I live two long blocks from Central Park West, where they blow up the balloons for the fucking Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And every fucking year I am woken up by fucking helicopters turning around over my 74th Street building as they take pretty TV shots of the fucking balloons. But tomorrow there is a chance, oh please please please, that the fucking balloons will not be in the parade because of high winds.

One other problem? All the fucking Park Slope mommies and daddies infesting the Upper West Side right now so their spawn can see the balloons as they are inflated. With their eight-hundred-dollar strollers. Never seen so many Volvos and Saabs in one place in my life.

Let’s hope the winds are too high for the helicopters to even get off the ground – otherwise they’ll go up just to show you the balloons aren’t there.

google-glass-sunglassesThe 38-year-old man lost the $1,500 grey device between 11 a.m. on Nov. 2 and 1 a.m. on Nov. 3 during which time he visited a Regal Entertainment movie theater at 106 Court St. and returned to his temporary Cobble Hill home on Warren Street, according to police.” [via Gothamist]

Yoda defeats Lord Vader yet again:

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7:50 am Broadway in the 60s:


Just blown away … and this was not a museum piece. Scratches on the side, sounded like it needed a tuneup. This car gets driven, which is nice.