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IcedNote
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Moving to NYC...!

Post by IcedNote » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:09 pm

Well, big changes happening out here! Not only have I quit composing this year, but I've also decided to quit my job and move to NYC. I've been itching to do something drastic for a while now, and everything came together for me to get a fresh start. I mean...how often does that opportunity actually present itself in life? So I jumped at it.

No idea what I'll be doing yet, but I'm sending out job applications left and right. Anyone hiring? :mrgreen: Chalkie, need an assistant? 8) JohnF, have any old publishing connections I can use? 😉 Len, I have gardening experience! :lol:

Anyway, since a portion of y'all live out there, thought I'd let y'all know!

Onward,

-G
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:34 pm

I sense a meet-up coming up soon.

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by lennygoran » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:44 pm

IcedNote wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:09 pm
Len, I have gardening experience! :lol:
Congratulations-can you weed-tell the difference between a weed and a valuable plant! :lol: Seriously how wonderful-any idea what part of NYC you're moving to. Best wishes! Regards, Len :D

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by barney » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:09 pm

Congratulations. After all, if you can make it in New York you can make it anywhere!

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by John F » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:04 pm

Well, well! I hope it works out well for you. Unfortunately I no longer have any connections in publishing; everybody I knew is retired or dead, and the business has changed a lot in the 30 years since I left it. But if I can help, I'd be glad to try.
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by Ricordanza » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:18 am

Best of luck in my home town!

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by IcedNote » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:23 pm

lennygoran wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:44 pm
Congratulations-can you weed-tell the difference between a weed and a valuable plant! :lol: Seriously how wonderful-any idea what part of NYC you're moving to. Best wishes! Regards, Len :D
Yeah, 98% certain going to end up in Manhattan. Almost all nonprofits are based there, and my ladyfriend is an actress, so all of her gigs are there as well. Of course, it's ungodly expensive, but we'll make something work. Maybe Harlem? That's where she is now.

-G
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by lennygoran » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:20 pm

IcedNote wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Yeah, 98% certain going to end up in Manhattan.
How exciting! Regards, Len

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by John F » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:00 pm

IcedNote wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Yeah, 98% certain going to end up in Manhattan. Almost all nonprofits are based there, and my ladyfriend is an actress, so all of her gigs are there as well.
Even if you work in Manhattan, you don't need to live there. I've lived in Brooklyn for 45 years and always relied on the subway to get me to work. Mostly it's been no problem.
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:55 pm

John F wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:00 pm
IcedNote wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Yeah, 98% certain going to end up in Manhattan. Almost all nonprofits are based there, and my ladyfriend is an actress, so all of her gigs are there as well.
Even if you work in Manhattan, you don't need to live there. I've lived in Brooklyn for 45 years and always relied on the subway to get me to work. Mostly it's been no problem.
Jersey City is another possibility because of PATH. ;)

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by John F » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:52 am

The problem with that is, the last PATH to New Jersey leaves Manhattan before 11:30 pm, and many Metropolitan Opera performances run to nearly midnight. (Len Goran knows more about these options than I do.) Most if not all of New York's subways run 24/7/365 and some buses run late too.
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by jserraglio » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:03 am

John F wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:52 am
The problem with that is, the last PATH to New Jersey leaves Manhattan before 11:30 pm, and many Metropolitan Opera performances run to nearly midnight. (Len Goran knows more about these options than I do.) Most if not all of New York's subways run 24/7/365 and some buses run late too.
I would board buses in Manhattan at 2 AM and have to stand. Walk to GC Station and take a train to a job in Tarrytown. And the subways could get me about anywhere in between. Intriguing transit system.

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by lennygoran » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:59 am

Surprised by what you say about the buses-we use the buses quite a bit and late evening they`re usually pretty empty-the wait for them can be long. Len

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by jserraglio » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:11 am

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:59 am
Surprised by what you say about the buses-we use the buses quite a bit and late evening they`re usually pretty empty-the wait for them can be long. Len
Long ago. I was not at all annoyed by standing on buses. Manhattan electrifying and cheap to live in back when. People mainly open-minded and tolerant.

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Post by lennygoran » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:18 am

Don`t get me wrong-we stand on many buses during the day but not so late evening. NYC is still incredibly vibrant-unfortunately not cheap. Len :lol:

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by jserraglio » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:21 am

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:18 am
Don`t get me wrong-we stand on many buses during the day but not so late evening. NYC is still incredibly vibrant-unfortunately not cheap.
Worth every penny. The most exhilarating place I've ever lived. Loved it. Two towers framed by my living room window. At first, folks would show me where to go. Warm. Incredibly diverse: not snobbish, not insular, not Boston.

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:53 am

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:11 am
Long ago. I was not at all annoyed by standing on buses. Manhattan electrifying and cheap to live in back when. People mainly open-minded and tolerant.
Yes, well read Edmund White on that topic.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by IcedNote » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:08 am

John F wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Even if you work in Manhattan, you don't need to live there. I've lived in Brooklyn for 45 years and always relied on the subway to get me to work. Mostly it's been no problem.
Yeah, from what I understand, Brooklyn and Queens have some convenient locations, so we'll look into them. The ladyfriend has lived in all three of these boroughs and prefers Manhattan, so we'll target that area first. And it looks like we'll be willing to pay a little (lot?) more to be as close to the action as possible.

-G
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:14 pm

I have a friend in Stony Creek, a retired gentleman somewhat my elder who had a career as a truck driver, who owned a condo in lower Manhattan and used to spend his summers up here as many do. Perhaps ten years ago he sold the condo, an act of complete lunacy in my mind, because to own any kind of residence in Manhattan is a pearl without price. I've never been able to get him to tell me why he made this decision, but I suppose he had priorities other than living in what Ralph Stein used to call the center of the universe.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by IcedNote » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:59 pm

Well, it's finally happened! I'm the new Associate Director of Annual Fund Programs at Columbia University! Woohoo! Still working out a start date, but it's possible that I'll be moving to NYC this month. Looking forward to the next meetup. 8)

-G
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by John F » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:34 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:17 am

Congratulations, Garrett,It sounds as though you have proved yourself as qualified for a very responsible job, not to mention that, unlike say teaching at a private prep school (something I tried for once), they are not likely to expect anyone to hold it without paying him enough to live in NYC.

I too look forward to a meet-up including you (and all sorts of others of course). I'm overdue or a NYC visit. Of course, I'm always overdue for a NYC visit. Our first meet-up, which I missed because of illness,took place in February, but I think the group just got lucky. Much better IMO to wait until spring.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by Ricordanza » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:09 am

Congrats, Garrett!

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by IcedNote » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:14 am

Thanks, y'all. I'm itching to get there and to get the proverbial ball rollin'. And I can hardly imagine a better next step for my life/relationship/career/etc. Feeling like the stars aligned a bit. :D

Now...about these winters...I already miss California. :cry: :mrgreen:

-G
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by lennygoran » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:03 pm

IcedNote wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:14 am

Now...about these winters...I already miss California. 😢 :mrgreen:

-G
Winters-hate them-first snow and shoveling of the season. Regards, Len :(

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by IcedNote » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:27 am

Haha, yeah. Thankfully (?) I grew up in Detroit and the rest of my family now lives in Chicago, so I at least know what to expect. But that doesn't mean I need to like them! :P

-G
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by lennygoran » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:30 pm

IcedNote wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:27 am
Haha, yeah. Thankfully (?) I grew up in Detroit and the rest of my family now lives in Chicago, so I at least know what to expect. But that doesn't mean I need to like them!
Detroit, Chicago-wow-that's even worse! NYC should be a dream. Regards, Len :lol:

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by John F » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:26 am

The last few winters here in NYC have been pretty mild, with most of the snowstorms making a detour around us. We may have another such winter; well into December, the forecast for the next couple of days is high temperatures in the 40s. It's not LA by any means, but it's not Michigan either!
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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by Ricordanza » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:07 am

John F wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:26 am
It's not LA by any means, but it's not Michigan either!
And no wildfires, landslides, or earthquakes!

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Re: Moving to NYC...!

Post by John F » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:27 am

Tell me about it. My stepsister lives in Sherman Oaks.
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