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Monday, November 10, 2008

A Picture Is Worth a 1000 Words

posted by on November 10 at 15:47 PM

But not this one. This one probably isn’t worth five or ten, but… it’s one of my favorite sights and this is the best my iPhone could do.


Approaching Manhattan from JFK. That’s the Empire State Building there in the middle. Still get a chill when I look to the left before dipping down into the tunnel. Has it really been seven years?

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Weird that you would post that today.

Posted by Carollani | November 10, 2008 3:56 PM

You could caption this picture "View from West Seattle" or "Paris, City of Lights", and we wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

Posted by Mahtli69 | November 10, 2008 4:00 PM

That picture is probably more of a bargain at about 500 words.

Posted by CP | November 10, 2008 4:05 PM

We head back to NYC via JFK for Thanksgiving. Look forward to the exact same view you describe here Dan. We can't believe it has been 7 years either. We'll hoist one in rememberance of all 9/11/01 families, you and of course the Rockette's.

Posted by Beacon Boy | November 10, 2008 4:08 PM

i know that view well and i completely agree. aaand now im damn homesick.

Posted by zan | November 10, 2008 4:09 PM


me too, but will be heading there for thanksgiving!

how many mis-placed new yorkers in seattle?

Posted by meg | November 10, 2008 4:12 PM

What is/are "a 1000 words"? I keep seeing the phrase on the blogs of exurban cat fanciers and knitting enthusiasts.

Posted by tomasyalba | November 10, 2008 4:13 PM

You can actually take the subway into the city from JFK, if you're into the whole low-carbon thing.

Posted by minderbender | November 10, 2008 4:17 PM

Right now I can see the full moon in a mostly cloudless sky from the UW Tower at 4 pm.

That's not a bad view.

But mornings in Firenze were always my fave.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 10, 2008 4:19 PM

Hey, beat the shit out of the cab drivers head.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 10, 2008 4:25 PM


Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | November 10, 2008 4:36 PM

If you like it so much, stay a while. Like, say, forever.

Posted by joykiller | November 10, 2008 4:59 PM

Approaching Manhattan from The Bruckner Expressway in Bronx is pretty spectacualr as well.

Posted by MrEdCT | November 10, 2008 5:06 PM

Yeah Dan, you SHOULD stay here!

Posted by Joey the Girl (in NYC) | November 10, 2008 5:07 PM

Are you talking about that old White Castle they shut down? That was indeed sad.

Posted by ScottM | November 10, 2008 5:09 PM

Why not take the train?

Lack of fighter-jet public art ?

Posted by PC | November 10, 2008 5:15 PM

seven years later, dan will have the horrifying realization that, like buses, sometimes subway cars are late, full of smelly people, and crowded.

Posted by welcome home | November 10, 2008 5:17 PM

I bet DJ is SO HAPPY that his "Dad" is gone for 90% of the time.

You suck Dan. I feel for DJ and Terry, who you just leave at home while you traipse off to be important.

That is unless Terry just unloads him on relatives and friends so he can go out, and get out royally fucked at Club Z.

You make me sick. Go sell another lame book, dickhead.

Posted by ecce homo | November 10, 2008 5:25 PM

Whoa, sorry about that guys. I went a little over the line with that last comment. Had a bit of a rough day...and I guess I decided to take it out on Dan Savage via a web blog. Man, given some time I realize how petty that is, and I really just need to find satisfaction in my own life rather than criticizing others.

Again, really sorry, have a great night everybody. And I hope Dan really likes NYC!!

Posted by ecce homo | November 10, 2008 5:31 PM

NY is the best, friendliest city in the world. I miss it (and my brother in the East Village; hello Dave, I know you're reading this) every day.

Posted by Lincolnish | November 10, 2008 5:36 PM

Ecce, we all know you post these comments in the hopes of Dan Savage acknowledging your existence. It's like your fix.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 10, 2008 5:39 PM

#19 is a sock puppet.

I know that Fnarf doesn't care, but I hope the stranger blocks your IP.

Posted by ecce homo | November 10, 2008 6:49 PM

No, 22 is a sock puppet! I don't know what has come over me - perhaps I am getting in touch with my humanity. Finally, I am coming to grips that I actually have a life of my own and I don't have to obsess over a local columnist's every move.
OK, off to do some things that signify a real life...

Posted by ecce homo | November 10, 2008 7:22 PM

Personally, I enjoy the view from the Hell Gate bridge.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | November 10, 2008 8:09 PM

dan, how did you get into the cockpit of the airplane? did you achieve our mission of increasing terrerism by crashing? (oops, too soon?)

Posted by dan_terrerist | November 10, 2008 8:22 PM

I like kids. Like, a lot. Mmmmm...fresh fruit.

Posted by ecce homo | November 10, 2008 8:22 PM




You have to be a really dumb terrorist to misspell terror.

Posted by Spelling counts | November 10, 2008 8:36 PM

spelling terrior, more liek. proof that doggiez have no cents of humour.

Posted by dan_terrerist | November 10, 2008 8:43 PM

too bad when the east coasters go home for the holidays they don't stay there

Posted by billie chinook | November 10, 2008 10:40 PM

As some one who lives across the river from NYC and gets to see lower Manhattan every day, it is still very weird.

Posted by TheFang | November 11, 2008 8:45 AM

@6: Right there with you... I also still get this weird moment of rage when someone who wasn't there starts in with the "hole left in the city, the hole left in their heart" rhetoric.

It only fully dawned on me this weekend that when most people were waking up over here the towers had already fallen...

Posted by Dawgson | November 11, 2008 9:38 AM

Hey Dan welcome to town, let's get some drinks. Super. See ya then.

Posted by Nixor | November 11, 2008 10:49 AM

Hey Dan, welcome to town! Let's get some drinks. Great, see you then.

Posted by Nixor | November 11, 2008 10:50 AM

Ah damn... i had a feeling that was going to post both times... my browser hiccuped during the first one. Why oh why can't we delete

Posted by Nixor | November 11, 2008 10:54 AM

You keep on doin' your thing, New York.

Posted by Greg | November 11, 2008 11:18 AM

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