bunny_hugger's brother pointed out we were in a great area, DUMBO, to wander around and take in sights (the acronym is for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, a label chosen in the late 70s to fend off developers by making the area sound less appealing), but she was worried that I would be too cold to wander around for long. He recommended a bar, though, and a candy shop, which were near enough.( Collapse )
All this got us back home --- well, to my home --- somewhere very close to the time change. We had, sadly, missed the chance to have birthday cake with my parents, but we'd find time for that Sunday, surely.
Trivia: New York City's Rapid Transit Commission opened bidding for subway construction franchises on 13 November 1899. Source: 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York, Clifton Hood.
Currently Reading: From Sails To Satellites: The Origin And Development Of Navigational Science, J E D Williams.