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Dec 08, 2004: NYC Bound

WARNING: narcissism ahead

OK, it's not quite as far off as Sydney, but in some ways Greenwich Village is an even more foreign destination. MJ, Iris and I are packing our bags and moving to NYC just after New Years and returning to Ann Arbor just before April Fools Day. Not exactly a tropical place to spend the winter, but it's got to be warmer than Michigan.

I'm hoping to find a quiet place there to write, as I need to make some headway on my enterprise IA book this winter. Heard there are a few cafes in Greenwich Village, but I'm not sure they'll tolerate a midwesterner camped out with his rickety iBook for hours and hours. Seriously, any suggestions from you natives out there regarding reasonable semi-public work venues would be appreciated.

I'm looking forward to hanging out with the NYC IAerati. Anders Ramsay has gotten a NYC IA meetup up and running; maybe I'll see some of you there.

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Comment: Jeff Lopez-Stuit (Dec 8, 2004)

Oh man, I'm jealous. :-)

From a one time frequent NYC visitor who's explored that side of Manhattan quite a bit: you can take a nice walk down 6th Avenue in the morning, (or take the 1 or the 9 subway) to Tribeca. My favorite place to sit and write for a while was the little cafe in the front of the Knitting Factory, which is on Leonard, between Church and Broadway.

Comment: David Heller (Dec 12, 2004)

Hey Lou, (and other listeners) you can also meet the rest of the UXnet crowd by coming to our 1st Friday events which are every month. Just check out our NYC UX Calendar @ http://nyc.htmhell.com for that event and other UXnet organization events, like IxDG, NYC CHI, UPA, and STC.

Comment: joe (Dec 15, 2004)

Hey Lou,

You're kidding, right? A quiet place in NYC to write? Maybe an energetic place to write, or a noisy/crazy/confused place to write, or a fascinating/distracting/vibrant place to write...but as far as a _quiet_ place, NYC wouldn't be MY first choice. Dunno...as the lady who kissed the cow said, "Chacun a son gout."

Comment: Lou (Dec 15, 2004)

Now now Joe, Walt Whitman must have found somewhere peaceful to write Leaves of Grass. Hmmm, maybe I should title the book "Architectures of Enterprises" or some such.

Jeffy, knowing you, if it's near the Knitting Factory, it's got to be good.

Dave, looking forward to the UXnet-age...

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