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Thread #86995 Message #1627981
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
15-Dec-05 - 12:44 PM
Thread Name: Isn't This A Time - opens in NYC
Subject: RE: Isn't This A Time - opens in NYC
The transit strike is going to make moving around Manhattan almost impossible, even using the PATH trains, because everyone always has the same idea about how to get around. Cross your fingers that the strike doesn't happen, but it if does, plan to do a lot of walking (there are several ways to get to Manhattan by not driving yourself, including non-traditional ways like taking the Water Taxi from Liberty State Park in New Jersey to the Battery in Manhattan and taking a taxi or hoofing it uptown).
I used to visit McSorleys with friends back in the late 1970s and early 80s, and you describe it as it was. They didn't make a women's room available back then, in the churlish hard-headed Irish anti-feminist response to having to let women in at all. You had to use the men's room and the stalls were so short that you couldn't really sit to use them. You went in pairs and had to treat the trip to the bathroom with grace and humor as men came in to stand at the urinal as you stood and held the non-locking stall door closed for a friend, but in fact it was damned annoying. I hope they do truly have a usable women's room, or that the city slapped them with a few hefty fines to get their attention.
Sounds like a good film. I heard something about this, perhaps on Fresh Air, a while back. And it sounds like that reviewer was a total twit, not equipped to write the review if she didn't even know the proper reference points to begin from.