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Hello New York

I finally made it to NYC last night around 11pm after boarding my 1pm flight at 3pm and then sitting on the runway until 7:30pm before we were allowed to take off (stupid weather). There was no food and we made it through 2 movies before even taking off. But no matter, I am here now.

It still hasn’t quite sunk in yet that I actually live here. Aimlessly walking around the Financial District today, I felt a little like a tourist as I bounced from Ground Zero to the South Street Seaport (most importantly, I found the downtown TKTS booth). The distances are much shorter than I imagined, but I guess the Financial District is pretty compact (I still haven’t been uptown further than 14th Street yet).

My apartment is a little bare for now (my computer should arrive tomorrow and the rest next Monday), but it’s a roof over my head and that’s all that’s important for now.

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Morrie | 8 Jul 2003
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Andy Uecker | 8 Jul 2003
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Matt | 8 Jul 2003
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Wait a minute! You mean, you weren’t KIDDING about moving to New York City?! Jebus! I had no idea!!!

TheBrad | 9 Jul 2003
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I’m jealous, jealous, jealous. Congrats!

Chris | 9 Jul 2003
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Welcome.

Bob | 9 Jul 2003
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vic | 9 Jul 2003
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This rocks so much, Matt. The only downer, I realized, is that I can’t come visit you on my drive out west when I move in September. :p

Jason | 10 Jul 2003
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Yay! I’ve been hoping that you’d take the leap. Remember: the Bronx is up and the Battery’s down.

Bill | 10 Jul 2003
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“New Yawk, just like I pictured it! Skyscrapers, ‘n … everything.

Congratulations, Matt — I look forward to reading about your experiences. If Wes and I ever finally make it to NYC, we all oughta go out for dinner at Babbo and drinks at Bemelman’s. Oh, and I second the advice about a bigger bed.

Chuck | 10 Jul 2003