So what are all these abandoned baby carriages....
Abandoned baby carriages are something new on the streets of New Jersey. No, there has not been a rash of baby kidnappings nor is it part of some indecipherable college prank or initiation.
The homeless appear to be moving their things around in them. Before, they used the larger and sturdier shopping carts but in some areas stores are making efforts to recover their carts (average cost is several hundred dollars), and police are being asked to clean up areas that are cluttered by shopping carts. So, the homeless are switching to these smaller and more maneuverable baby carriages.
A SATURDAY SURPRISE
One weekend this past March, Trish planned a day trip for us and the boys, but she wouldn't tell me where we were headed. Instead we programmed the GPS and got lost a handful of time. Needless to say we made it there and had a blast.
Jersey City, New York and US of A
"Jersey City, NYC and Beyond"
If anyone has questions about New York City metropolitan area (16 million people, 8 million in NYC), please ask. I work in Grand Central Terminal area(midtown east). Suggestions - Rockefeller Center at 5th Avenue & 50th Street. Central Park at 59th Street. Empire State Bldg at 34th Street. Many Many Museums. Diamond District 47th St at 5th and 6th Avenue. 42nd Street of course. Cool neighborhoods for dinner or a late night out are Lower East Side (hipster), East Village (hip and laid back), West Village, Tribeca (where movie stars live). Some of my favorite restaurants are in Tribeca. And West 14th Street for mega nightclubs, this is called Meatpacking District. Day Trips, go to Statue of Liberty. Brooklyn USA has Brighton Beach for Russian theme, Greenpoint for Polish theme and North Williamsburg (take L to subway stop 7th/N.Bedford Avenue). Chinatown in Manhattan -go as far east below canal and near East Broadway for real CTown. Wall Street (downtown) for you financial gurus, Southstreet Seaport,. Want Italian, go to Arthur Avenue (think Bronx Tale) in the Bronx for true little Italy.
And for you shopping freaks, SOHO between Houston and Canal Streets, 5th Avenue from 45th Street to 57th Street, 5th & 6th Avenue from 14th to 23rd Street, and Broadway north of SOHO. I like Uniqlo on Broadway in SoHo. SoHo has many high end stores. A small Bloomingdales is there, as well as Apple Computer, Addidas, FCUK, Swiss Army, Burberry, Club Monaco, Banana, D&G, DKNY and many more. For Fakes, go to Canal Street between 6th Avenue and Mott Street.
Jersey City and Hoboken are right across from Manhattan. Any Questions, ASK.
Chinese New Year in Chinatown, Manhattan, NYC, USA.
Soho, the shopping capital of lower Manhattan.
Jersey City - NewPort
"New Port - NJ"
If you're travelling to NYC by car, and you don't want to drive your car to Manhattan and pay a high parking fee at the hotels there, it's just nice to stay in Newport, Jersey City.
It's very simple to go to Manhattan. just take the NewPort Ferry to Battery Park. It's a five minute drive and costs 3 $. Less expensive than looking for a place to park your car in Manhattan.
GATEWAYS TO THE AMERICAN DREAM
The most evident signs in the US of immigrant business are storefronts. A modern variant of the grocery store is the Convenience Store. You can buy milk, newspapers, laundry detergent, microwave snacks, lottery tickets, and much much more.
Many new comers to America get a start opening these shops. You rarely see one that isn't open for business and they rarely go out of business.
The quickest way to find out who lives in the neighborhood is to go into the grocery stores. Once inside, check the chilled beverage cooler. You'll see malted mango drinks in Middle Eastern stores, Guava and Papaya in Central American stores, etc etc
Jersey City, in the Middle Eastern department, has well established Indian, Pakistani and Egyptian neighborhoods.
"AFRICAN-LATIN AMERICAN STORE"
I guess this could include Herbs, Spices, Folk medicines, Hair products, and possibly items for religious and magical ceremonies.
I have to identify this script. Perhaps it is from Egypt- there is a good size representation of Egyptians in Jersey CIty.