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Tour Guide Tony , we are passing Central Park west side .He could make a living as a comedian .

A good day today in spite of the cold weather , i am in that chinese run internet cafe in Bleecker street , the same lady was fussing around me rabbiting on and i quietly said 'i am sorry i cannot understand a single word that you have said ' , and she  left me alone , all of the clientel are english speakers , its not that it is for chinese users .They charge $8 per hour plus they have scanner/digi card reader/print facilities , this represents good value in New York , today i have seen places charging $12 per hour using old Crt screens and none of the facilities just mentioned , we are still in the dark with lights off ,it is difficult to see what you type here , the keyboard is black .

The lady understands the word dollar very well  by the way .

Bought from a street vendor..punnet of strawberries for $1.99 and 4 bananas (i already ate one) for $1 ... good value

This is a very interesting street  Bleecker street and well worth visiting , there is a pizza place opposite (Johns) and a queue of people outside it , same as yesterday and there is light rain , it must be a good eating place .The street is full of interesting fashion/art/antiquey/record  type shops as well as lots on restruants and mailbox stores , whatever they are.

This morning i took the bus tour of uptown manhattan  and saw (lots of traffic jams) we saw Central park , Harlem , St John the Devine cathedral , a mosque , a synagog .The busses are open topped and the guide uses a microphone , the uptown tour guide was Tony an Italian/New Yorker from the Bronx , small and over 60 he is a natural comedian  and full of jokes and good advice .

Sculpture of triumph of good over evil , next to St John the Devine

Later i did the downtown tour again , it was rerouted a little due to a film festival at Trebica , i got off at Lower east side to revisit some old haunts , at the south end of 1st Ave and 2nd ave it is busy , lots going on , quite a few chinese americans , since its close to chinatown . 

I just love the accent here , especially when they say 'nooo jayerseee' ,also  so much for the fat american image , most of the people here are in good shape  and lots of the young are slim ,if u do see anyone overweight they are likely to be tourists from europe , i have thought about this and think it is because there is a lot of walking done here on a daily basis , just to get around . I have' nt been to other parts of US but i get the impression that the people here are happy , liberated and fearless  and it is  very cosmopolitan .

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Tour Guide Tony , we are passing C…
Tour Guide Tony , we are passing …
Bought from a street vendor..punne…
Bought from a street vendor..punn…
Sculpture of triumph of good over …
Sculpture of triumph of good over…
Mosque in harlem
Mosque in harlem
Central park
Central park
Wedding pics...north edge of Centr…
Wedding pics...north edge of Cent…
squieel  cenral park
squieel cenral park
american blackbird ?? central park
american blackbird ?? central park
Harlem scene
Harlem scene
Synagog harlem  i think
Synagog harlem i think
frog advert  7th ave
frog advert 7th ave
water towers on roofs
water towers on roofs
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