Zoe visited New York City over Christmas and, among other things, visited the Strand. Zoie points out on the postcard that it’s not called “the Strand,” a thing she discovered during her visit.
And I do see that it’s just “Strand” on the bag. But the back of the postcard itself says, “Altogether they created the Strand’s beloved idiosyncrasies” So the bookstore itself does use “the.” Maybe it’s “Strand Book Store” (no the) and “the Strand”?
Anyway, Zoe said the bookstore was pretty fun, but ranked it below Powell’s.
She also reports that she spent a lot of time in New York on transit, which was restorative. I agree that it’s nice to have some restorative public transit time.
Shawn picked this card up for me! The Sterner-Schafer postcard game is great! Sara reports on this card that is dated 12/12 and postmarked 12/13 (where has it been hanging out for 10 days?) that arborists are doing some tree trimming.
I looked up the Penthouse. It’s an AirBnB and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is $263 a night. It looks like it’s in the same general area as the place we stayed at when we stayed in Eureka.
This was a fun find in my mailbox. It is from my friend Laurie and came with a preprinted message.
Dear Friends—I had so much fun celebrating Central City Concern’s Grand Opening of the Starlight! These affordable homes are going to make a real difference in people’s lives. Portland is coming back! Come visit my town anytime—this is a special place!