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Sheol and the Garden

Decided on NYC - my last few trips were to Cowtown while I haven't been to NYC for well over a year (last trip was another lonely one - went to see some Gilbert and Sullivan). Travelocity found me some cheap(!!) tickets for an early flight tomorrow, and a 1:40 trip time won out over the 10-12 hours that amtrak/greyhound offered. Still trying to find a cheap hotel that offers internet.Staying at the Staybridge Suites on Times Square (walkable to MoMA and Central Park... longish walk, but doable and almost certainly will be done)

As per usual, I hate to plan pleasure-trips too much, but I also don't want to be bored, so I'm assembling a list of options for places to eat and visit

  • MoMA and Gugg are 99% certain
  • Frick museum a bit less certain

  • might visit Boulud if I'm feeling fancy (although I don't really want to bring clothes suitable to eat there).
  • Indian:Utsav
  • Indian:sukladia
  • Crepes:La Bonne Soupe
  • Yaffa Cafe adorable 24hour diner I liked in a past visit

Digging through NYC-relevant parts of THE BIG LIST of old blog entries to find options for places to stay and visit. Unfortunately, every time I visit NYC the goth/industrial/darkwave clubs have shuffled around again - I'm still trying to figure out what's out there for Friday and/or Saturday night. If I really can't find any clubs (not looking at all good on that front so far), I might go see Wicked, the Screwtape letters, or Avenue Q

The one downside is that my GPS doesn't seem to work, and for someone whose ideal city-type vacation involves mainly bookstores, coffeeshops, museums, and lots of walking, I'm reluctant to be too adventurous without some way to avoid getting lost. Currently trying to see if I can get it working again.

I expect this will be another lonely trip, as I am terrible at meeting people no matter where I am, and because I'm still depressed to the point of being broken. Still, maybe it'll do me good to get out of the city.

JasonM or Dawon, if either of you are living in NYC and you happen to spot this, please drop me a line - I could use advice on where to stay or where the goth stuff is and if you'd like to join me on my adventures or propose new ones, that'd be grand.


may I suggest S'Mac http://www.smacnyc.com/ and Pommes Frites http://www.pommesfrites.ws/ in the East Village?
Both fine goth-industrial clubs in their own way? ;)
oh, I was uh...suggesting delicious food
I will dance there instead and tell you how it goes. I might get kicked out.