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guihong

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Re: Our visit to NYC
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2013, 10:48:03 AM »
I haven't been to NYC in 20 years, but I remember how helpful and kind people were :).  I was at Washington Park* when it was getting towards dark, and wanted to catch a cab back to Penn Station.  So I stood on the curb with a tiny little finger up, asking so politely "Taxi?" while taxis sped by ::).  A pretzel vendor nearby said, "Lady, that won't work; let me show you".  He went out into the middle of the street, flapping his arms, yelling "TAXI!".  One pulled up immediately.   In thanks, I bought a pretzel.

*I was at the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.  The building was the same, though it is now part of a university (name?)-the same one where Felicity went, in the TV series.  There's a plaque commemorating the disaster.



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Re: Our visit to NYC
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2013, 11:20:59 AM »
^ That's NYU country down there