Yeah, I Go to New York for the Cobblestoned Alleys – Doesn’t Everybody?

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However, Arnie and I were soon drawn back downtown by the lure of “our” hidden haven behind the Wall Street Inn: Stone Street.

Stepping onto old Stone Street for the first time feels like stumbling onto your very own secret oasis in a jungle of glass towers and honking car horns.

That short cobblestone lane is now a cozy, car-free stretch featuring quaint restaurants of all kinds on both sides of the street

Between April and October, locals and tourists alike enjoy lunch, dinner and late night drinks outside on picnic tables set out on the road, but of course, the cafes and pubs are open all year.

We still haven’t tried every restaurant there, so I’m looking forward to going back.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m not quite able to understand why you go to a world capital like New York City so that you can luxuriate in some cobblestoned alley that has about as much to do with what New York is all about as a 100 story skyscraper would if it were plopped down in the middle of some rural English sheep farmer village.

Of course I’m speaking as a San Franciscan here, so maybe that has something to do with it.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Yeah, I Go to New York for the Cobblestoned Alleys – Doesn’t Everybody? — 1 Comment

  1. I can understand her attraction to Stone Street. I’ve visited NYC several times; however, only once as an adult. I did feel totally overwhelmed and lost, something I’ve never felt in SF. It happens when us hicks visit the big city.

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