01 August 2007

It's all happening on 31st Street

  • 31st and Madison... "The Hotel Roger Williams blends vibrant color, bold architecture and a hip and homey feel in the fashionable Murray Hill area of Midtown Manhattan. The Roger features 190 cozy and sophisticated guest rooms at its exclusive Madison Avenue address. Situated just blocks from Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building, and a short stroll to SoHo and the Fashion and Garment districts." So the other day I saw a lady walking her dog. Her dog stops right on the "hip and homey", "vibrant and colourful" yet very small welcome rug outside the Roger Hotel and squats. This is why I love dogs.

  • 31st and 5th Avenue... There's a little Korean lady I see everyday on my way home. She stands like a stone on the corner against the grain of rush hour with a sandwich board eloquently boasting: "Internet $1". She has flyers that no one ever takes. When I first saw her she had a visor on and later a big straw hat. A few days later she had sunglasses and then she graduated to those bigger Terminator/glaucoma surgery sunglasses. I keep thinking one day I'm gonna pass her by her and she'll be wearing a welders helmet.

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