If you followed the story on the last post – after my daughter and granddaughter were thrown out of their Tier II housing – I had to run over to the daycare and get my grandbaby on the Monday after it happened while my daughter was dealing with the Icahn East House throwing her belongings into the street. The daycare charges something like $40 per minute for each minute after 6 pm and so I took directions over the phone and ran to the subway with less than 40 minutes to get over to her from Times’ Square where I was taking photos and had made the blog comments about selling my computer.
It isn’t here nor there, but on the way back with my granddaughter in the stroller, I walked from 108th street and third avenue to the 125th street station of the Metro in order to use the elevator there. My daughter says that people will help the stroller with the baby in it to get down the stairs at many of the subway stations where there are no elevators – but I’m from Georgia and it is just hard to believe, so I walked to the station with the elevator. On the way, I stopped and took these photos of the real Christmas trees being sold at Thomas Jefferson Park with the little shed set up next to them. It was amazing to find real trees being sold on a street in New York City and I had not seen them anywhere else we had been.
Needless to say, I don’t know how I did it, but I did get to the daycare place before the 6 pm deadline for them to start charging, despite having to walk from the 110th avenue metro station to the (as my daughter put it), either 108th or 109th street and third ave. Now, there’s some directions when a person is having to walk in the cold in a city that they’ve never been in before . . .
Maybe, I should re-title this – adventures in walking around New York City damn near lost.