leisure 08.21.09

A Port Authority Bus Terminal Adventure
Plus: the skint

You may remember the letter to Postmaster General John E. Potter about the aesthetic conditions of the Park Slop Post Office, written by novelist Rudolph Delson, author of Maynard and Jennica (a MUG favorite).

Now Mr. Delson has turned his attention to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, providing us with an assessment of its design (hint: it's not a rave) in the form of a Choose Your Own Adventure story. Enjoy the ride!

You are a fugitive from the law. Oh, you are an upstanding fugitive—you're polite, you're literate, you ride public transportation and donate to the public zoo—but nonetheless you are a fugitive. And although you have been racing deftly through the subway tunnels of midtown Manhattan, although you have been following a careful plan of escape, the police are still close behind you.

Now is the moment for your winning move; now is the moment for you to shake the cops from your tail. You make a turn, you muscle through a set of stiff-hinged doors, and …

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skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious


Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.


elliott gould, dyan cannon in person @ 'bob + carol + ted + alice,' part of walter reade's natalie wood fest, $7-11 [fri + sun]


11:45am: dorothy parker society leads an algonquin round table walking tour, $20 [sat 11:45am]


17th annual jazz at the mansion concert: tour harlem's morris jumel mansion, hear live jazz. free [sat 2-6pm]


2-9pm: ribs + dirty jams = 10th annual hudson river park blues bbq fest. pier 54, free admission [sun 2-9pm]


cameras, accessories, you name it. up to 50% off @ 1st ever lomography sample sale [sat-sun]







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We're now on our annual break until after Labor Day. Enjoy the last of summer!
MUG


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