NY field guide

Jenny got nothing on me.

Over the weekend I decided to do something truly silly. I changed my Google Voice number with the express intent of making it public. It doesn’t ring to my real phone (and that number hasn’t changed and is still very private) be it for texts or voicemails, but I thought it would be fun to make it public. Because most of the people who read this are all kinda crazy in their own ways. So, with that in mind – my public number is (941) APKNAVE. Yup. There you go. You can call it and leave me voicemail or text it or whatever. And eventually I will hear your messages and … you know – I’ll hear them. So there you go. totally 100% useless leveraging of technology! For nothing resembling a good time, call (941) APKNAVE! It’s true –…

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A Brief NY Field Guide: The rest

I am writing a series of posts about NY for people who are coming into town for BlogHer this August. My friend Jett suggested the idea and I ran with it. Today we’re going to finish it all up by answering your questions and tossing out a few things I forgot to mention throughout the week. Many of the things I forgot were noted by other people reading this and for all of those people I want to say: Thanks. Some of the stuff just didn’t fit because if you go into too much detail everything gets more confusing and sometimes I just forgot little things here and there in my efforts to get everything down. But some of NYers who did read this wanted to help, and offer advice and correct stuff which I appreciate. So let’s see what…

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A Brief NY Field Guide: Cabs

I am writing a series of posts about NY for people who are coming into town for BlogHer this August. My friend Jett suggested the idea and I ran with it. Today we’re going to talk about cabs. You might take a cab while you’re in NY. That’s great! Cabs are a wonderful thing. There are, of course, some things you should know. All NY taxis are licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. They are all the same yellow color. They have indicator lights on the roof. We will come back to those lights, they are important. But first, how do you hail a cab? This is fairly simple. You stand on the curb and raise an arm. That’s it. You don’t have to shout, whistle or wave. In fact, please don’t do any of those things. Here, for…

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A Brief NY Field Guide: The Subway

I am writing a series of posts about NY for people who are coming into town for BlogHer this August. My friend Jett suggested the idea and I ran with it. Today we’re going to talk about the subway. While you’re in NY the quickest and cheapest way to get around town, besides walking, is the subway. The NY Subway, run by the MTA, is a wonderful system. Many people decide it is too confusing and scary – those people have, in many cases, never actually ridden the subway. The NYC Subway system has 22 different lines running across all five boros. It is a huge, complex system that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and transports over 4.3 million people around the city each day. So if you need to go somewhere, chances are you can…

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A Brief NY Field Guide: Walking

I am writing a series of posts about NY for people who are coming into town for BlogHer this August. My friend Jett suggested the idea and I ran with it. Today we’re going to talk about walking. Now, I’m sure you are familiar with the basic concept of being mobile. Please note that through I use the term “walking” for all of this the concepts apply regardless of if you are walking, in a wheelchair or anything else. So let’s just leap right in. Also, for real, wear comfortable shoes. There is a lot of walking in NY and you want your feet happy. Comfortable shoes may be the single most important thing you bring to BlogHer and, really, to NY. When walking in NY please keep a few things in mind, won’t you? While walking along a street,…

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A Brief Field Guide to NY: General Stuff

I am writing a series of posts about NY for people who are coming into town for BlogHer this August. My friend Jett suggested the idea and I ran with it. Today we’re going to talk about some general purpose things, and later in the week we will cover three things that many visitors have issues with: Walking around, riding the train and taking a cab. On Friday we will end with a post answering any questions you leave in comments during the week. But that’s later. Today let’s just discuss some basic NY stuff. First of all, welcome! I do hope you enjoy your time in NY and come back. We need your tourist-y money. We love it. We really, truly, do. Also, you are probably a wonderful person and your mere presence will enhance the city for all…

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