Archive for 2011

Subway Skating

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Only in New York would your furniture enter through the window

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

From Leslie at Looking Up with Leslie:

I moved here just over a year ago and keep being reassured that New York loves me. I recently got a tiny, rent stabilized apartment in the West Village so I can afford to stay in the city I love.

It has no closets so I bought a pair of armoires on Craigslist. When the movers got them to my third floor walkup landing, they couldn’t get through the door so they stayed on the landing for a couple of weeks.

Three consultations later, “Sal” showed up. He started taking them apart (they are 90 inches tall!) and moving them down the hall. When he realized they wouldn’t fit through the door no matter what, he got a helper and pulled them up with ropes through the window. You should have heard the building’s super having a fit!

They are perfect in my apartment and now I can unpack. Only in New York City!

Only in New York would your Good Samaritan curse at you while they saved your life

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

From Linda C:

I had baked many batches of Halloween cookies and was taking them to work for my co-workers. The cookies were in a shopping bag, up against the subway door of a very crowded rush-hour train. The train should have started to leave the station, when the doors opened unexpectedly. Before I had a chance to think, I leaned out of the door to try to catch my falling shopping bag. The train doors snapped shut quickly. This time my neck was in between them. I thought it might be my demise. I yelled and looked pleadingly at a nasty-looking woman on the platform in front of my head. She mumbled something, and banged hard on the subway door. As the doors opened, she called me a “stupid A-hole” and disappeared into the crowd.