Wednesday, May 06, 2009

THURSDAY THIRTEEN How do you prefer to Move from Place to place?

http://thursday-13.com/


For those of us not lucky enough to live there we fly into NYC and that's the longest you will sit still for the duration of your trip . Getting from place to place in NYC is lots of work and you have so many choices:
1.
2.Comfy Cool shoes to walk

We did a lot of walking (as my pedometer shows 8 miles one day)

and it really is the best way to see the city


but if you choose fashion over comfort




3.Taxi's are a must but not for the faint of heart


4.Scooters are not just for the young

5. I bike for exercise but here it is exercise,transportation and work

6.Or you can have some one else peddle for you


7. these big trucks stop the flow of traffic but in reality keep the world moving

8. Cars are not the main transportation in NYC, like are for us here in TX. one reason: there is not space to park them all

Can someone please tell me how they get these cars down when your ready to go?

this little thing may be the only practical size car in NYC


9.the Subway is an adventure at first and then just the practical way of life



underground


10.or the buses above ground (It was the first bus ride I had in over twenty years)




At night I felt safer to be above ground



11. We rode in each of these on two different trips to NYC but not this trip


12.

13.Maybe I will take this comfy crazy ride on my next trip!

36 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Limo in NYC is definitely the way to go. When I'd go up for the CMJ music conventions during college, we'd pile into a limo and feel like royalty.

If I lived there, though, I'd make like David Byrne of the Talking Heads and bike everywhere. Believe it or not, the more bikes on the road, the safer the roads become!

jenn said...

I used to live in NY, and we always walked while in the city. Our favorite time to go was Christmastime.

Adelle Laudan said...

Fun post. I'd love to visit, but wouldn't want to live there. Way too fast for me. LOL
Happy T13!

Betty said...

Love your TT! Great pics! I'm definitely the type who prefers walking - if I don't have to wear painful shoes for work, that is - but can't walk too much comfortably in Malaysia where I live because the weather is almost always too hot to walk!

Journeywoman said...

GREAT list. With regard to the parking, basically you tell them around when you will be out, they often will have the car down an hour before--unless I'm parked there and am waiting and it's cold out...

Happy TT.

jeng said...

Great list and great pics. I would want to visit NYC someday ; )

colleen said...

Beam me up! I miss the old token subway system.

☆Willa☆ said...

I've never been to NY but I would love to visit the place one day, thanks for this info. :)
My Thursday 13

Nicholas said...

It's a long time since I was in NYC, but I always found the bus and subway services excellent. Interesting to see they have double deckers there now.

Natalie said...

Great pictures and great transportation system.
I always thought S.F. had great transportatation and loved living there.
I would love to visit N.Y.C. someday.

Alice Audrey said...

I'd love to have one of those itty bitty cars. We don't have a subway around here.

txmommy said...

totally fun scooter shot

Catherine said...

I live your pictures of the subway.
So "underground atmosphere". They're fantastic.

Kristi said...

What a fun list. I have never been to NYC. Happy T13.

Julia Smith said...

Subway - I love the subway and miss it. I only have buses here in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but when I lived in Toronto I really loved and appreciated the subway system.

Brenda ND said...

Wow, very cool. I want to try all of these ways of getting around should I be so lucky to visit NYC. Happy TT!

I am Harriet said...

Love the gold shoes.
Nice photos.

Sue said...

Wow! Cool post. I've never been to NYC but I'd love to take a limo - lol.

thanks for sharing all the terrific pictures. Happy WW!

Gattina said...

I loved NY very much it is a real special city !

Tracey said...

On our two trips to NYC, we mostly got around by walking and taking the subway, with one taxi ride and a bus tour thrown in! We drove our car in the first time, but only used it to drive into and out of the city!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

What a fun post. There really are a lot of traveling options in big cities that don't exist elsewhere.

Jen said...

Wow--what an adventure! Cabs freak me out in just about any city; I can't imagine a NYC ride without my eyes squeezed shut. :)

Rikki said...

I loved all your snapshots. Great list. I agree, walking is the best. Happy TT!

becky68 said...

I've never been to NYC for anything but a pass through on the way to somewhere else (both by train in Penn Station & in a car on the highway) I think I would need to go with someone who knows their way around to show me around. I'm ok in a car about going places I've never been, but not so good on foot or via subway. I love your pictures though, I felt like I was there!

Carmen Shirkey said...

I prefer to be carried around by handsome men on a throne. ;)

The book is somewhere between PG and PG-13. There are mentions of "extracurricular activities" but no ripping bodices or anything. :)

Heather said...

Walking is the only way to see a new city. I don't drive, so do a lot of walking or take the bus. I keep meaning to ride my bike more, but there seem to be a lot more hills in this city than there used to.

Daryl said...

From your photos I can see you were up in my 'hood ... and trust me, neither subways nor taxis are scary and those cars in that parking 'lot' .. when you want your car, they activate the elevator mechanism on those car 'holders' and your car gets lowered to the ground and drive off the 'holder'

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Okay, you had me with the double-decker OF COURSE... but that last ride!?! OH YEAH! That's the way to travel in style!

Thorne said...

When I was able to walk for some distance I would have walked everywhere! These days, a small electric scooter would be perfect!

sherilee said...

Fun, visual post! I love to walk in NYC, and take the subway at some times of day, some lines more than others... town cars/limos are also lovely.

Pamela Kramer said...

NYC is very cool to visit! I would like to bike but walking is good.

Auntie Q said...

That is one wild ride on #13 not sure how comfortable it would be though. :)

Mitchypoo said...

I want to go to NYC now! Great list!

The Gal Herself said...

Speaking as a Chicagoan, I prefer to walk the city. You see everything (people, architecture, weather) so much better! Driving is a hassle and parking is impossible, so I say either hoof it or take public transportation.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

NYC taxis always remind me of an old Dave Barry column about his visit to NYC, where he says something like "The taxis drive at about 150 miles per hour. At this speed, they almost make it to the far side of some of the smaller potholes before landing."

The Bumbles said...

Thanks for the tour - we were just there ourselves in March. We walked and took the subway. We didn't run into that person in your last photo though - that would have been a fun ride.