Monthly Archives: August 2010

Camping Out In Brooklyn

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I was searching for elevator options around the northern part of Greenpoint when I came to that little park at the end of Manhattan Avenue, right along Newtown Creek… …and noticed something through the bushes… A tent! Someone is camping out in Brooklyn! No, I did not find any campfire ashes or s’mores remnants in the area. In fact, NewYorkShitty.com ... Read More »

Escape from NY: The Great 2010 Roadtrip

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On July 9th, 2010, my girlfriend and I set out from New York City on a cross-country roadtrip. Our plan was simply to get as far west as we could, avoiding the Interstates at all costs. Twenty days and 8,000 miles later, we returned to New York City, having driven through 20 states in total. I kept a photo journal ... Read More »

The Road Trip Ends

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From Tennessee, we continued driving into North Carolina, passing through the Great Smoky Mountains – and man were they smokin’ today: The Smokies are named for the fog that rises in early morning hours and after it rains, a result of warm humid air from the Gulf of Mexico cooling in the higher elevation. It was raining as we entered, ... Read More »

Louisiana to Tennessee: From Beautiful Oak Alley Plantation to the Kitsch of Graceland

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We left New Orleans following the Great River Road north, which winds along the south side of the Mississippi. While we saw the occasional sugar cane field that once brought tremendous wealth to the state… …most of the horizon was dominated by impossibly ugly petrochemical plants. While brochures may call the route Plantation Alley, it’s known as Chemical Corridor to ... Read More »

Route 66, A Town Called Nothing, & the Mysterious THING?!!!

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We spent the night in Kingman, Arizona (contracting a thankfully brief bout of food poisoning at the local Crack Barrel), then continued along Historic Route 66 the next morning. When people think Road Trip, the first highway that comes to mind is invariably Route 66, and for good reason. Since it was established as a semi-continental route from Chicago to ... Read More »

Puzzler Answer: Swayze Rides The…

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While staying in a somewhat sketchy motel in the south, my girlfriend and I were flipping through the nine or ten working cable channels and fell into watching the movie Ghost. Early on in the film, Patrick Swayze and his girlfriend move into a loft located at 104 Prince Street in the heart of Soho. Shortly after, the Swayze-man takes ... Read More »

Friday Locations Puzzler!

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I didn’t have time to type up a roadtrip post tonight, so instead, I’m going to momentarily bring this back to NYC and give you an exciting Friday Puzzler! Woo! While staying in a somewhat sketchy motel in the south, my girlfriend and I were flipping through the nine or ten working cable channels and fell into watching the movie ... Read More »