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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Garden Gleanings - Deep in the heart of New York City

Posted Friday, April 4, 2008, at 10:32 AM
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  • When I lived in NYC, I lived in Queens (Elmhurst) - I loved it. It was a mainly Chinese neighboorhood, everyone was so nice...living there made all the stereotypes we grow up hearing about the City pretty much go away.

    -- Posted by cfrich on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 10:45 AM
  • When visited friends on the other side of the river, not far from the Queensborough Bridge I had to stop and get directions. The advice they gave me was to get back on the main road and go back to Manhattan. They were serious.

    When I finally got to my friend's apartment he and his wife were surprised at my anxiety, but admitted that just last week they had had one attack and one rape in their apartment building. I believe they grow accustomed to the news.

    Of course, one apartment building had more people in it than Bell Buckle, Wartrace and a few other towns combined. Maybe per capita, it was not as bad as I thought, but I was still happy to be away from there.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 1:53 PM
  • It's crazy to think about how some apartment buildings in NYC have more people living there than are in most of the towns in Bedford County, isn't it?

    -- Posted by cfrich on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 3:04 PM
  • Steve;

    You went to the wrong place. Go Upstate if you want to see. I was born & raised there. (Farm Country) Most places of importance (Hospitals, Banks,Insurance Agents, Etc.) have beautiful flower beds outside their businesses. Every kind of flower you can imagine. Little towns, all over Upstate, the same.

    In 27 years in New York State, I went to the drag races on Long Island, 3 times. You could always tell when we hit New York City, the smell.

    P.S. In the Spring, it's Maple syrup. So pure, it's bitter to taste. Summer, berries, all kinds. Fall, Apples, nuts, and it will be Grape stompin' time for wine making. I still know where all the secret places are today.

    Google: Finger Lakes region, New York State. Oh yeah, notice all the dandelions coming out?

    -- Posted by framestraight on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 7:17 PM
  • My yard is not as full of dandelions as in the past. I did not do anything to get rid of them but they must have been affected by the drought last year. I am sure they will recover, but....

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 10:18 PM
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