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Posted: 7/31/2002 2:34:56 PM EDT
Just spent three days in the city. Saw Ground Zero (got lots of pictures). went to McSorlies for a couple of pints, waved at every cop near China Town (hoping to find WaveRunner..even asked a cop and he looked at me like I had three horns). Took a 10:00PM ferry ride from Pier 11 to Hoboken. Great lit view of the Island and a full view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Yes, our lady of liberty was swell as well. I really should get out more!
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 2:52:33 PM EDT
You gonna post some of these pics? Sounds like a nice trip[:D]
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 2:57:33 PM EDT
It was a great trip. Bout seven hours driving one way, but worth it all. I covered on foot a lot from 34th down to ground zero. Saw a free open air concert near pier 11. It was near the water and had draft beer for three bucks a pint.
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 3:39:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2002 3:39:55 PM EDT by ChrisLe]
Argon, Why didn't you let us know ahead of time you were going to be our my neck of the woods? Unless, of course, you mentioned it and I missed it. Btwn Wave, myself, and a few other Ar15'ers we would have been more than happy to show you around.....
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 3:58:11 PM EDT
It was a very quick move. Our daughter is looking at FIT (Fashion Institute Tech) and we needed to talk with them. Nice school and around23rd or so. I would have loved to see you guys. We may need to go back with her portfolio later, we'lle all make it a date. I saw rescue (fire) at the concert. Some call that brought fire and police. You guys have a great town!! Each area seemed like a close knit neighborhood.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 4:51:12 AM EDT
ARgon, did you carry while in the city?
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 5:08:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen: ARgon, did you carry while in the city?
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Doh!..[:O] Big No No! One of Wave's 40,000+ counterparts would take a BIG interest in you if you did that....
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 5:19:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ChrisLe:
Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen: ARgon, did you carry while in the city?
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Doh!..[:O] Big No No! One of Wave's 40,000+ counterparts would take a BIG interest in you if you did that....
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More like 25,000+ counterparts. Everyone is leaving for better paying Departments(PAPD) or retireing because of all that "Ground Zero" overtime, if we don't get a [b]great[/b] contract(and a nice freakin' retro-active paycheck, 2 years W/O a contract?!?!?) we'll see how fast the crime wave kicks in...
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 5:24:28 AM EDT
... A cool place indeed. I feel naked there w/o an active CCW. Shame on you NY. ... I went back in in April, while there I was able to bribe a truck driver into riding into the WTC pit while he picked up a load of rubbish. It was emotional to say the least to be inside looking out. Took some photos too. ... I need to make a follow-up trip in the next few weeks. Hopefully I'll find some free time to spend downtown again.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 5:53:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen: ARgon, did you carry while in the city?
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I drove in from here,and yes did carry while in the car. On arrival I secured it and carried a (of all things) Swiss Army knife. Tried to make it rather benign, and caried it on my belt. We carry here all the time, so I felt really lite on one side without the 45. I knew Waverunner would protect, and if crap hit the fan, ChrisLe would patch me up! Never felt a need to be armed, does that mean I missed some great places?!?
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 6:54:26 AM EDT
Well, Manhattan is one thing as for the other buroughs...may I suggest Long Island next time?
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:02:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Waverunner: Well, Manhattan is one thing as for the other buroughs...may I suggest Long Island next time?
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I was on the pier11 ferry and had a great shot of the Brooklyn bridge at night. I just learned that is Long Island. Really pretty sight at night (and day). Are you in Manhattan?
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:06:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ARgon:
Originally Posted By Waverunner: Well, Manhattan is one thing as for the other buroughs...may I suggest Long Island next time?
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I was on the pier11 ferry and had a great shot of the Brooklyn bridge at night. I just learned that is Long Island. Really pretty sight at night (and day). Are you in Manhattan?
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You're right, Brooklyn(Kings County) and Queens County are geographically a part of Long Island but are considered "the city", when a Noo Yawker sez Long Island they usually mean Nassau County and Suffolk County. I work in Manhattan but live out on Lawng Eyeland.[:D]
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:09:00 AM EDT
Wave, I hear they still have deer to hunt out there!
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:11:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ARgon: Wave, I hear they still have deer to hunt out there!
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Yup. Plenty out east...
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:18:00 AM EDT
How difficult would it be for me to hunt there?
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:20:57 AM EDT
I don't know, maybe some of the other NY'ers can help out with that one. I'd like to try it myself.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:24:58 AM EDT
I've got to be back down fall of '03 with my daughter. I can bring the rifles and ammo. Shit it would be great to tell friends I hunted an Island off New York! [bounce]
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:25:00 AM EDT
You should have taken the hour drive out to a long island beach. You probably would have picked up and moved here in a second just to be close to them. When you come in again, try Robert Moses State Park Field 2, that's where all the hotties go. Brooklyn part of Long Island? HAHAHAHAHAA!!! You always know when a Brooklynite moves into your neighborhood when they erect the 10' fence and pave over their front yard. Then you see them stand around on the new HUGE porch in the front wondering why the rest of the hood isn't doing the same. *They're hiding in their house from the horror of the fence and concrete! City people are amusing, its truly a mindset, not merely a location in which you live!
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:28:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Balzac72: ... You always know when a Brooklynite moves into your neighborhood when they erect the 10' fence and pave over their front yard. Then you see them stand around on the new HUGE porch in the front wondering why the rest of the hood isn't doing the same. *They're hiding in their house from the horror of the fence and concrete!...
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LMAO on that one! [:D]
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 8:29:29 AM EDT
Sounds like you had a good trip. I'm going to NYC Aug 16th-19th for the first time. I'm looking forward to it. Except for the damn plane ride. Did I mention I'm petrified of planes.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 1:12:00 PM EDT
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