the parks department officially declared today a ‘snow day’, with new york city parks open for sledding. some parks are even handing out free sleds and free hot chocolate. yup, new york city is a mean and nasty place, huh.
oh, for the record, in manhattan the best sledding is in central park just west of 5th avenue at 79th street, and also in riverside park around 88th street. well, for the subjective sledding record. you’d think that manhattan wouldn’t have good sledding, but you’d be mistaken. those 2 places have great sledding, and if you ever want to feel good about humanity just stand at the base of a sledding hill in nyc and watch jews and muslims and punk rockers and trannies and christians and other sledding with their kids and/or dogs. the cure for misanthropy and/or terrorism: sledding. it’s hard to hate people and/or want to blow them up when they’re out sledding with their kids.
i, of course, am being a nyc turncoat and heading to l.a and then new zealand and australia for a month or so. what i give up in sledding i will hopefully make up in swimming. ok, time to go to the airport.
p.s-here’s a picture of nyc this morning under a foot of snow. i love how nyc immediately looks 100 years younger in the snow.