G-Shock Travels/Manhattan: December 11 - 12, 2009 - Part I

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    G-Shock Travels/Manhattan: December 11 - 12, 2009 - Part I

    Here are some random, non-touristy Manhattan moments of the last couple of days.

    Heading home from the office late Friday night. I splurged on a cab.

    I don't know what tourists think, but New Yorkers, I believe, are fairly united in their loathing of the television screens that are installed on the back of the driver's seat:




    Fortunately, you can turn it off:



    Not a great shot in the dark, but you get the idea.



    Here's the meter. I tried for some street shots outside the cab widow, but neither I nor my camera were good enough or fast enough:



    Manhattan is a reasonably "vertical" place. And any New Yorker is going to spend a small portion of his or her life in elevators. This one is from the gym on Saturday morning:







    I had a meeting in the Ansonia -- a "residential hotel" back in its heyday. (That is a peculiar Manhattan institution, half "hotel", half apartment building. That form of living was popular among the well-to-do in Manhattan in the early to mid 20th Century. I think it has largely died out.)

    Babe Ruth lived at the Ansonia for a while. My wife, who just finished the book "Eight Men Out", about the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal (in which the World Series of that year was fixed by gamblers), tells me that the Ansonia was a hotbed of activity for sports figures and gamblers of that era.

    The Ansonia may still be a residential hotel at least in part. It may still have some of those features. It is probably mostly just a standard "co-op" these days, though I really don't know.









    The Ansonia has a pretty grand lobby space. But I was rushing, so just took this shot on the fly:



    I didn't get a great sot of Fairway. But it is a block long, high quality market, particularly good for produce, heavily frequented by Upper West Siders.



    And here is one of its competitors:



    Walking uptown on Broadway, I couldn't resist a dog in a car window. I mean, who can?



    Across the street is the Beacon Theater -- a very active music venue and the only one of its kind on the Upper West Side.


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    Re: G-Shock Travels/Manhattan: December 11 - 12, 2009 - Part I

    Great pics! Nice architecture of the Ansonia.

    If I scroll down this pic with the thumbwheel on my mouse it's like the elevator is actually moving

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    Re: G-Shock Travels/Manhattan: December 11 - 12, 2009 - Part I

    Hi,
    very nice indeed ! Great pictures! I especially like the residential hotel. I always liked the idea of living in a hotel. And I'm also quite fascinated by the fact that you can buy apartments on big cruiser ships (very expensive way of living but if I'd be able to afford it, I'd do it - once the kids are out of the house ).
    BTW - looks like you are wearing a second watch - which one is it?:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    And I'm also quite fascinated by the fact that you can buy apartments on big cruiser ships.
    Me too. Ground rent? Right to buy the freehold? It's an interesting concept...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    Hi,
    BTW - looks like you are wearing a second watch - which one is it?:
    Greetings, Sedi
    It is a G-7900-4DR.

    During my cab ride home, I wanted to bring the other watch that had been with me that day -- a G-7900-4DR -- but I grabbed it off my desk after I had already closed up my bag. So I just put it on my wrist facing the "other way", left the office and hailed a cab.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Me too. Ground rent? Right to buy the freehold? It's an interesting concept...
    Hmm. That might be my own personal concept of hell.....

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    Re: G-Shock Travels/Manhattan: December 11 - 12, 2009 - Part I

    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    It is a G-7900-4DR.

    During my cab ride home, I wanted to bring the other watch that had been with me that day -- a G-7900-4DR -- but I grabbed it off my desk after I had already closed up my bag. So I just put it on my wrist facing the "other way", left the office and hailed a cab.
    nice touch - two watches on one wrist . Sometimes I wear one on the left and one on the right - but two on one wrist - that's hardcore WIS !

    Greetings, Sedi
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    Re: G-Shock Travels/Manhattan: December 11 - 12, 2009 - Part I

    Great pics and thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    Hmm. That might be my own personal concept of hell.....
    The concept of owning an apartment on a ship is interesting, but the idea of living in such a synthetic and depersonalised environment would indeed be hell with the lid off.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: G-Shock Travels/Manhattan: December 11 - 12, 2009 - Part I

    Great photos and thanks for sharing. Do New Yorkers really get taxis as often as we see them do on TV and films (virtually always)?

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