(More) NY Trivia

Some more stray, NY trivia I noted as my week off here winds down:

Apple’s smash-hit retail stores have competition — kind of — from Samsung.

The company’s store in the Time Warner Center features a hip sales staff (all wearing Samsung t-shirts); lots of cool, interactive technology; and a store full of patrons (mostly teenage boys) engaged in using same.

Somehow, however, it seemed to lack the electricity characteristic of Apple’s stores.

–This message on a diner menu: ‘we readily accept the following for payment: American currency, both paper and coin (cash only).

–This license plate on the back of what was clearly a Realtor’s car: ‘ABClosing’ (stands for “always be closing”). Still not as good as mine: ‘MY RLTR,” as in, “there goes my Realtor.”

–Coney Island (still) has an exhibit for a “tattooed lady” — presumably covered from head to toe. It’s hard to believe that that’s finding any takers, though: you can see that (and more) for free just walking up and down the boardwalk.

–Earlier this week I took my two sons to see the Intrepid, the World War II aircraft carrier that is now a floating museum, parked at a pier on Manhattan’s West Side.

At 900 feet, it’s as long as the proverbial 3 football fields. But that metaphor doesn’t really do it justice.

Instead, imagine an 75 story building tipped on its side, and floating in the water.
Back in Minneapolis this weekend!

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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