New York, In No Particular Order

May 18th, 2009 — 2:47pm

1. I walked miles in the city and never got tired.
2. The GM Building on 59th and 5th, where I worked 25 years ago, is still as hard and cold as I remember.
3. As I walked down 5th Avenue from 86th to 55th, peering into the huge windows of grand old building with their old, wood paneled libraries, I felt like a character from an Edith Wharton novel.
4. I bought two giant bouquets of lilacs for my editor and agent, and walked with my nose stuck in them for many happy blocks before I delived them.
5. A lot more people smoke in New York than in San Francisco.
6. There are a lot more gyro vendors today then when I lived there two decades ago.
7. It’s possible to do wonderful yoga in a stuffy hotel.
8. You can get a great haircut in NY but equally great haircuts in San Francisco.
9. Springtime in NY is often sublime.
10. You can strike up a conversation with someone at the next table and it can turn out he is a director/writer/producer of a terrific movie.
11. Whenever I travel, my home turns into a frat house except instead of booze (two of my three boys, after all, are only nine), they turn to Lucky Charms.

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