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March 13, 2009

Shopping for tools in New York city

I had a really fun day in Manhattan shopping for tools with New York Times reporter Steven Kurutz.  Finds:  a stainless steel tape measure, a Stanley jacketed graphite 16-oz. hammer.  And a really cool compressor that would unfortunately not be allowed in my luggage.
Shopping for tools in Manhattan

Photo: Steve and me pausing to help a hardware customer choose a tape measure.  We had a great day visiting hardware stores all over the city.  One store has been in the same spot since 1884.

Checking out stepladders Gracious Home at West 66th and Broadway has the best selection of stepladders in the city.  But the NutHouse was my personal favourite - 4 floors of hardware bliss and it's open 24 hours!

Manhattan hotel rooms are kinda squidgy.  The mirrors help distract you from the spatial restrictions.

Manhattan hotel room

We had a homey, damn fine meal at 9:30 pm in Brooklyn at Buttermilk Channel restaurant.  That's my nephew Chas's hand gracing the goblet.Merlot can actually be good


Abi Mensah

im glad you had an awesome time in NYC, and thanks for sharing it with us on Twitter,
take care,

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