new york stories

the man walking towards union square during friday rush hour with his pants down around his ankles. well he was shuffling. at least he was wearing a coat long enough to reach his exposed thighs.

only in new york can someone make "hey angel" sounds like a death threat.

my handsome friend nudges a little old lady (going on 80) by accident while gesticulating about something. she takes the blow with stride insisting that he was just trying to get her attention. she even comes back to tell me that she’s no competition so i don’t need to worry. and comes back again to whisper "he’s attractive!" making for the most interesting interracial flirting i’ve ever seen. i wonder what she was doing in the 60’s.

3 o’clock in the morning. perfect time for a stroll across astor place. minding my own business as one should do at 3 am, i notice a car sidling up along side me out of my right eye. it wasn’t just a car. it was a stretch limousine. the DRIVER of the limo yells out, hey wanna ride? it’s complimentary! you won’t regret it. somehow that wasn’t all that believable so i took my complimentary feet and walked right on home.

home is a great place to be.



  1. Bowleserised said,

    Thursday 4 May 2006 at 9:54 am

    I’m sure you know about this great NYC street harassment site, but here goes:

    I had my first hassle in Berlin this morning, but I think they were Spanish… at least, that was the language they were using to entice me into doing… what? Who knows…

  2. Nick said,

    Friday 5 May 2006 at 6:58 pm

    “only in new york can someone make “hey angel” sounds like a death threat. ”

    Brilliant sentence! Poetic genius and so true…

  3. sattva said,

    Monday 8 May 2006 at 2:11 pm

    yea i came across that website awhile before i went to nyc. interesting…

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