"My (former) Home" New York City by Minstrelette

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I used to live in Midtown on the east side. This neighbourhood's under a lot of construction right now.


My old neighbourhood has an obscene amount of banks and chain stores.

West Village

I prefer the West Village- much more unique and interesting in every way.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:more diverse than most places
  • Cons:losing a lot of the diversity
  • In a nutshell:It's home (for now).
  • Last visit to New York City: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 3, 2006
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  • MikeStarr5's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2007 at 2:23 PM

    We have a pub called the Barking Dog where I come from. It is absolutely the worst bar in "Barking Town" - check out my warning tip - Glad your one sounds a little better.

  • cjg1's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2006 at 12:51 PM

    Hey. How have you been? Just came back to read your restaurant tips and others. Hope to see you again sometime.

  • Hopkid's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2006 at 11:38 AM

    Great NYC tips, especially the restaurants! I've always wanted to go to Honmura An. And I'll definitely check out Housing Works. I also love vintage clothes!

  • barbskie's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2006 at 3:50 PM

    Great tips here! We missed the tram ride but just enjoyed a look as a friend drove us around the city. Tapas sounds always yummy :-) Thanks

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 8:11 AM

    Your restaurant tips have made me hungry!! Would love to ride the tram!

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2005 at 1:40 PM

    Nice page with good restaurants tips. Looking forward for continue development of this page.

  • liqdstar's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2005 at 11:38 AM

    Ohh I used to LOVE mona lisa cafe when I was home for holidays in college. so comfy, and they have the best salads!

  • aemilys's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2005 at 1:56 AM

    Excellent tip on Roosevelt island I really regret not making it there, perhaps next time! and thanks for the Toys R Us info.

  • madamx's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2005 at 10:50 AM

    Hi J, just came back for NYC not too long ago; you live in a wonderful city, though I almost got run over a few times :o) Loved Norma's! Greetings from Calgary ~ Helen

  • benazer's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2005 at 5:57 PM

    Great pictures and writeup really enjoyed your pages,hope you will add more pictures of NY soon Az.

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