Thursday, January 04, 2007

Life in the Heights

While eavesdropping on a conversation in the subway, I learned an interesting piece of trivia about the Clark Street subway stop. I've always wondered why everyone takes an elevator from the street level to the subway. Supposedly there is a staircase, but I've never seen anyone use it. Anyhow, long story short, apparently my subway stop is 10 stories below the ground. So between living in the "heights" and probably that we are the first stop after going under the river, the elevator isn't a lazy American thing, it is actually needed:-)

In other news, my local bodega sells Kinder Schokolade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It probably tastes different than it does in Germany and they only sell the little sticks, not the larger ones or the eggs, but in a moment of need it is good to know that I need not go further than across the street to satisfy my addiction.


Anonymous Peter said...

Ok, this is a little weird.

I subscribed to your blog 'cause it's kinda neat to read about someone discovering the charms of Brooklyn Heights (I've been here for 4 years).

I've posted here a few times (welcoming you to the neighborhood and encouraging you to try some of the better restaurants nearby) and now you post something that leads me to believe that you were standing next to me in the elevator.

I was coming home with an out of town friend (I was pulling her wheelie suitcase). We headed up the Clark St. elevator on Tuesday night around 7:30pm.

She asked why an elevator and I told her that we were about 10 stories underground but I sometimes take the stairs when I'm not wearing a heavy winter coat (or pulling a suitcase).

Did you happen to be within earshot?

11:16 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

A little's beyond weird!:-0

Indeed it sounds like yours was the conversation on which I was eavesdropping. (Sorry:-)) What else do I remember...your friend questioned why you would take the stairs, for exercise? And you said yes, like in the spring when you are not wearing a heavy coat.

Wow, small world!

I have very much appreciated your recommendations and even tried the Henry Street Ale House last week and was impressed! Someone else recently recommended Noodle Pudding (just like you,) so that might be next on the list of Peter recommendations:-)
Happy Friday!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Peter said...

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2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Na ohne Kinder-Schokolade ginge ja gar nichts! Schade, dass Du keine Ü-Eier finden kannst.
Franka grüßt aus Wilmersdorf!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Hi Franka,
ah, wie ist mein geliebte Wilmersdorf? Im Maerz und Mai werde ich nach Europa fahren und hoffe Berlin nochmal zu besuchen! Ah Berlin:-)

Zum Thema Ueberraschungs-Eier...Ich habe immer gedacht, dass wenn ein Mann meinen Verlobungsring in eine Ueberraschungs-Ei stellt, werde ich ihn heiraten:-) LOL!!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

p.s. Ich habe nicht vergessen, dass ich deine pizza Imbiss in die Naehe von Columbia Uni besuchen sollen:-)

5:19 PM  
Anonymous The Exit said...


this is wired. but funny.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmhm, ich hatte immer mit einem Ring aus einem Kaugummiautomaten geliebäugelt ;-)....

In Wilmersdorf hängen noch die Weihnachtslichter am Kudamm, aber es fühlt sich an wie Frühling, die vitnamesischen Blumendealer bieten bereits die ersten Tulpen an.
Ich freue mich sehr, dass es Dir in meiner Heimat (D) so gut gefallen hat, deswegen schreibe ich auf deutsch, um Dich zu erinnern, damit Du uns treu bleibst :-)))
Gruß Franka

1:30 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

ja, bitte immer auf Deutsch:-)

10:18 PM  

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