New York City
Go for the Wedding. Stay for the
World Trade Center
On September 11th when we watched the towers come down on TV, I was in
bed (3 time zones earlier) thinking - hey - I was just there! It
was a year earlier and I was in New York to attend Brendon and Ashley's
Jesse and I flew out for the
week and as
attending the wedding we spent a week poking around various attractions
in New York.
As I understand it - Pier 54
- some day in September,
lots of the drag queens, one hell of a party. I seem to remember
this was Jesse's idea, but I certainly enjoyed myself. Besides
lots of people dressed up in unbelievable costumes (and a very open
environment where dressed people like having their photos taken), there
is stage variety show that half shows off what's out there and half
celebrates the community.
Perhaps it was an overreaction to the massive does of gay culture - we
did the tour of the Intrepid. It was somewhat sad - the gear,
while amazing, is (unlike an air show) pretty much dead statues.
The carrier is a floating warehouse. The whole thing is military
The Brooklyn bridge has been an element in
television episodes, moves and art. It's old - built in 1883, it
was a technological marvel in it's day. We took the subway to the
far side and then walking across it (most modern bridges don't give
such prefential access to pedistrians) back to Manhattan.
One of the striking things about New York is that mix of residential
and comerical (and in some areas industrial) property. After
walking over the brooklyn bridge, we found little Italy which is very
quickly loosing to enveloping China town. This is 2000 so I
didn't know I had such an obsession with markets, but I really enjoyed
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