Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Movin' on up to the really, really east side

I put in an application for an apartment in Astoria. By this time next week, I could be an outer-borough dweller (sounds kind of like C.H.U.D. or something, doesn't it?). The pain I'll feel after giving up my Manhattan address will be somewhat offset by the extra $460 I'll have in my wallet every month.

You'll all come visit me, right?

11 comments:

Jess said...

Astoria, huh? I had to look it up online, but I found it. Astoria, South Dakota. Well, the commute will be a bitch, but at least it's cheaper.

Lee said...

Well, UberSparky and Rooster, and Walt formerly of Cucalambe live there!

Rob Byrnes said...

As a Manhattanite who is seriously thinking of moving to an--- an--- an--- (deep breath) Outer Borough, with particular designs on Astoria, I understand.

Please remember to get one of those International Calling Cards and stay in touch!

Jere said...

Or an R.O.U.S.?

Have a party...I'll pull out my passport and go anyway with free food and booze. :)

mark said...

Astoria? Ah, I LOVE Astoria. Good luck!

palochi said...

What's an R.O.U.S.?

Hot Toddy said...

Hey, I know I'm just a hick from Oregon, but I have to say that when I visited in December I really liked Astoria. When I came up the stairs from the subway, I felt this great energy and just walked around for 20-30 minutes soaking in the culture. I think it is cool that you will live there. And Greek men are hot.

Crash said...

Jess - South Dakota is now a Metro North stop, so it isn't that bad.

Lee - Good to know. Maybe they'll rub off on me. I mean their talent . . . maybe their talent will rub off on me.

FARB - Cool. We can be Borough Buddies.

Jere - Just don't try to bribe the border guards, they'll strip search you.

Mark - Thanks!

Palochi - One hint: The Princess Bride

Toddy - Yes, they are. Until their 30s, then they start looking like Aristotle Onasis.

MzOuiser said...

Don't get me started on Astoria. Giving up my apartment there was the second stupidest thing I've ever done. Oh, the Skordalia at Stamatis! Oh the Lemon Drops at Gibney's! Oh the greek boys everywhere!

So, lemme know if you need moving help. I know some great moves. I mean movers.

Jere said...

"Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist."

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