An Obsessive Compulsive’s Counting of New York Moments:
Pierpoint Morgan owned 3 of the 50 remaining Gutenburg Bibles out of the original print of 180, and I saw 1 on display. More than 1000 first editions at the Morgan Library including Thackeray’s, Austen’s, Popes’, Swift’s, Dickens’, and Twain’s. 1 autographed manuscript journal entry of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. 1 draft of the Constitution of the United States. 1 of Mozart’s compositions at age 5 years and 3 months.
Lyonel Feininger changed artistic genres 7 times in 5 decades. My favorites: 2 rooms of woodcuts and 3 rooms of abstract impressionism at The Whitney.
I spent 4 days in Red Hook Brooklyn with Harper Collins editor Denise Oswald – my former content editor at Soft Skull. She edited my 1 book. We rode the bus out of Red Hook 5 times.
Went to 1 Man Man concert at the Vans Warehouse in Greenpoint Brooklyn.
Got to read 1 night at Solas in the Village, Manhattan, and meet 13 0f my agent Adriann’s friends. Signed books at 1 Barnes & Noble, Court street, Brooklyn, where they had 3 of my books on the front table display.
Modern Libris sold my book for 16 dollars and had 1 sign next to it saying The End Boys, no “of,” with an umlaut over the “o” in boys.
Read 1 unpublished manuscript while riding in the hatchback trunk of a Subaru on the way over the Brooklynn Bridge.
Hiked through Central Park 2 times with Jennie. Bouldered 2 days with her at Rat Rock.
Saw more than 200 nearly complete dinosaur skeletons at the American Museum of Natural History.
Ate at an Indian food restaurant that was 10 feet wide and 50 feet long, with 11 inches between tables. As Adriann said at the start of the meal, “If there’s a fire, we’re all going to die.”
Tuesday, walked with Jennie down 1 back street in China Town on garbage day when they were throwing out bags of rotten fish parts. Jennie gagged 2 times.
And 2 weekend days with Jennie in the Herald Square Hotel, Manhattan on 31st, between 5th and 6th. 3 museums in under 24 hours.
In this post, I wrote a prime number 19 times, a prime number.
Note: 1 is not a prime number.