Overheard In Greenpoint…

July 18, 2008 by
Filed under: Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

(Or: Be A L-Trainer Or Just Act Like One)

Ordinarily I would submit something like the following to Overheard In New York. But given its particularly Greenpoint nature I am publishing it here. Mr. Heather and I overheard this last night while walking to the Black Rabbit.

Young 20-something chick to her clique of nubile comrades on Huron Street at Manhattan Avenue:

If I lived here I’d walk to the L train.

That’s over a mile, honey. Do you think you can do that in heels?

Miss Heather

Map Credit: Google


4 Comments on Overheard In Greenpoint…

  1. JarredG on Fri, 18th Jul 2008 5:33 pm
  2. I walk from Franklin Btw Green and Huron to the ‘L’ everyday for work and pretty much any other time I head into Manhattan. Granted I don’t where heals but it’s not that bad of a walk, good time to call people and catch up.

  3. missheather on Fri, 18th Jul 2008 5:53 pm
  4. I don’t disagree with you. I usually walk just about anywhere.

    However, there is NO WAY IN HELL I’d make that my routine in this weather. Just walking a couple blocks to the G train is bad enough. 😉

  5. nbenford on Fri, 18th Jul 2008 7:37 pm
  6. Normally I take the G to the E in the morning and then the E to the L after work and walk from Bedford home when I’m not in a rush to be anywhere. But I tell ya, today I regretted that decision. I was sweating like a coked up fat man in a whorehouse. Someone should reopen the Greenpoint ferry!

  7. d on Fri, 18th Jul 2008 11:06 pm
  8. I walk there sometimes from Oak, it’s about .9 mi according to Google which isn’t bad at all, though I would definitely not do it in heels nor would I probably do it on a regular basis from north of Gpt Ave since the G is closer. But when I have to go into Manhattan for work, since I work near Rockefeller I take the G to the V. People are always like, “Why don’t you take the L?” and it’s so far out of the way to do that, 4 more stops than the route I take now. The G gets no love. Sure it’s the bastard child of the MTA but for rush hour it’s actually been more reliable than the V in the past 1.5 years I’ve been doing that particular commute.

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