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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2012 edited
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    So, I'm gonna be heading up to Toronto at the end of the month to see the gang there, but rather than my usual (preferred) method of blasting down the highway with the radio as loud as possible, leaving a trail of dented cattle and strangely aroused female highway patrol officers in my wake (hahahahaha, alright Alan, let's ease off the whiskey while we're asking the nice people our questions, huh?), I'll be taking a train north. Part of my route will involve a 1a.m. to 7a.m. stopover at Penn Station - no train leaves for Toronto before then, and no train arrives in NYC later.

    My question then is this: would anyone be willing to lend me a couch for the duration of my stopover? If I were stuck during the day I'd just try to tough it out (managed to spend most of a day-night cycle stuck in Atlanta's airport, so I know it's possible), but I'm not crazy about being alone in a train station in an unfamiliar city during those hours, especially not since I'll very obviously look like a traveler, what with a big bag and all.

    I'll pay you in bottles of either a strong coffee stout or an oatmeal cranberry stout, as well as good-old-fashioned American greenbacks, for the trouble!
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2012
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    I'll still ask around, but a problem might be that everyone I know lives in Brooklyn. :S
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2012 edited
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    I'm willing to take a taxi. Never had a proper New York cab ride!
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2012
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    What the date? I might be able to arrange something but there are two caveats: I have just fielded one inquiry from another friend around the end of the month AND there is kind of a height restriction. My couch is very short, people over 5'8" tend to be uncomfortable. The good news is I am in Manhattan and only two stops away from Penn Station on the A-C-E line. If things work out, and you can stomach my procrustean bed, then I may be able to help you out. Let me get back to you on this.
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    Doesn't Penn Station have lockers? I'm sure you could stash your bag in one and wander for a bit (and the bars don't close until 4, iirc, so you could get some drinks in some place).
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2012
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    @Bankara, it'd be for, technically, the morning of the 24th. I am EXACTLY 5'8", so that couch would probably work out just fine - if not, I have slept rather comfortably on I-kid-you-not cold stone floors, so I'm pretty easy as far as that goes, and I'd only need the space for just a few hours.

    @David: While there's a part of me that really does want to just walk around Manhattan at night and just see the place when there are no tourists around, the smart move I think would be to find a spot to get a little shut-eye for even just an hour or two, rather than try to stay alert in the middle of the night in an unfamiliar town (the only time I've been to New York at all, I was in Glukakke's quite hospitable clutches).
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2012
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    Urgh, that is my last day in NOLA or I'd totally house you. If you're in a bind though, let me know & I can pull strings.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2012
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    @David, lockers disappeared after 9/11. And I would offer to put you up but if Bankara works better, you should go with that. I'm farther away.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012 edited
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    Getting across NYC late at night? Trying to get to Brooklyn in just a few hours? I'm sure it's nothing to worry about!

    :)
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
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    @David, There are no lockers in Penn Station.
    @Banakara, you know I completely forgot you lived in Manhattan. Huh!

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