Vacation, Moving, Light Posting and Volunteers Wanted

I’m not sure I’ve ever posted about this, but grew up in Greenwich Village in NYC. While all of my family still lives in the city, I’ve been on the west coast for the last ten years or so and I’m kind of tired of it. I miss my family and I miss the city, so I’ve decided to move back, which I’ll be doing in the middle of September. For the next two weeks I’m going to be in NYC on a combination vacation/apartment hunting trip and I’m probably not going to have a chance to post as much as I usually do.  So if the posting seems a little sporadic and light over the next few weeks, now you know why.

If anybody is interested in doing some guest posts while I’m out of town,  send me an email. I’d love to see other people get more involved in the site.

If you live in the New York area and happen to know of any good apartments that are available , or just want to meet up for a drink or something, please drop me a line.

Now all I have to do is figure out the best way to pack and move a few thousand magazines without totally destroying both the magazines them selves and the considerable effort I’ve put into organizing them.

24 comments
  1. Toronto says: August 14, 20089:38 pm

    I can’t help on the NYC side (guess where I am?) but the magazines, maybe. I moved a half ton or so years ago by bumming liquor store boxes of the right size, numbered them, and wrote a log of what (more or less) went into each box. Didn’t always fill the boxes, as they get heavy fast. Bottle boxes are pretty damned solid and can support some weight.

  2. Michael Ian says: August 15, 200812:31 am

    Congrats on your move. Consider going to your local Barnes and Noble and asking for boxes, also. After all, the boxes are designed to carry books and magazines. The liquor boxes are a good idea, also.

    Best of luck on your move and just wanted to say I love this site!

  3. phil says: August 15, 20082:29 am

    good luck on your move
    as am in the UK cant help much
    as for the boxes, you might try asking your local libarrraarrryy or museum for advice
    or move without them then buy them all on email with a fake cheque book and let the seller
    sort it out, that will show em. eh….. errr. sorry

    best of luck
    Phil.

  4. phil says: August 15, 20082:30 am

    buy on ebay even – you know what i mean

  5. Paul Z. says: August 15, 20086:20 am

    Good luck on movin’ back east. I love the West Coast, but all of my family is in Chicago, so it’s where I am, too.

    I just found your site this week based on the advice of a friend at work. Awesome stuff! Thanks a lot.

  6. Michael W. says: August 15, 20089:25 am

    If it doesn’t take much instruction or software ( Other than for a scanner.) I’ll help with a few posts.

    Michael

  7. Steve says: August 15, 200810:28 am

    I don’t envy you moving all the magazines. But good luck & congrats on your move. Count me as another one who loves this site. I look in most every day.

  8. Paul C. says: August 15, 200810:29 am

    Good look on the move. I know how it is to be so far away from home/family.

    The lull in postings, will be difficult for some of us, but only because you have spoiled us with this awesome treasure for so long.

  9. StanFlouride says: August 15, 200810:41 am

    I’m guessing you’ll end up in Brooklyn, where all the cool kids are these days. Let me know and I’ll send you my son’s contact info.
    Send me a bagel after you get settled, I miss having real ones.

  10. Benzene says: August 15, 20085:40 pm

    Have you considered mailing them? You said you have family in the area and you could send multiple shipments so that you don’t have to deal with 1000 magazines at once. I recommend durable boxes that fit the magazines as snugly as possible without having to force them in. If you do mail them, be sure to reenforce the corners and seams, just in case.

  11. katey says: August 15, 20085:42 pm

    Beer boxes (18 packs of bottles) are good for magazines and books- they are small and sturdy and have built in handles.

    For moving a large collection cross country I’d suggest considering boxing, palleting, wrapping and freighting them.

    I’d love to do guest posts of technology and gadget things from my Better Homes and Gardens magazines, but I too am in the midst of relocating and looking for a roommate. Hey, if you’re willing to move to MA (only a 4 hour drive to NYC!) you could share my charming new duplex.

    Good luck!

  12. Torgo says: August 15, 20087:08 pm

    No fair! Don’t come back until I’ve found my new place!

    I can’t imagine what the cost of a decent apartment in Greenwich Village is these days. I’m such a hoi polloi. The best value in Manhattan is Inwood. The good areas of Brooklyn are getting over-priced.

  13. galessa says: August 16, 20084:34 pm

    Good luck! Never stop this wonderful work!

  14. sweavo says: August 18, 20083:50 am

    Hope you enjoy your change of coasts! I’ve visited both from the UK and loved them both, though they are like different countries and I can see how you’d be homesick.

    Take your time over the packing and the move, we’ll wait!

  15. joe says: August 19, 20085:10 am

    there really is no neighborhood like the village. i’ve been there for years and wouldn’t live anywhere else. what part of it did you grow up in? did you go to ps 41?

    are you looking to rent or buy? i know a landlord/managing agent (so you don’t pay a fee because he owns or manages the buildings) who is a real stand-up guy. shoot me an email if you’re interested and i’ll send you his contact info.

    tipsATthingsyoungerthanmccainDOTcom

  16. Premnath Kudva says: August 19, 200810:01 pm

    Few thousand! Man all the best in the effort. If I was not a few thousand kms away I would have surely helped:-)
    Have you got a catalogue of the mags you have somewhere on this site?

    Prem

  17. phil says: October 2, 20086:57 am

    how did we get from Greenwich Village to lesbian porn in only 17 comments ?

    if a train leaves Greenwich Village at 14:30 at 60KPH and a lesbian porn star leaves the west cost
    at 15:00 at 10KPH how many magazines can she carry?

    Phil

  18. Harry says: October 2, 200811:24 am

    …Uhh, my understanding was that there would be no math…

  19. septbloolla says: December 2, 20081:30 pm

    I am here at a forum newcomer. Until I read and deal with the forum.
    Let’s learn!

  20. DellaMoorebef says: January 3, 20096:10 pm

    There are 5 houses in five different colors
    In each house lives a different nationality.
    These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
    No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage.

    The CLUES:

    The Brit lives in the Red house.
    The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
    The Dane Drinks tea.
    The Green House is on the left of the White House.
    The Green House’s owner drinks coffee.
    The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
    The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    The man in the center house drinks milk.
    The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats
    The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
    The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
    The German smokes Prince.
    The Norwegian lives next to the Blue House.
    The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.
    The QUESTION:

    Who owns the fish?

  21. IngenAtmoghot says: April 23, 20096:21 pm

    I’m the only one in this world. Can please someone join me in this life? Or maybe death…

  22. Firebrand38 says: April 23, 20096:26 pm

    Join you? Why, are you coming apart?
    If you are indeed the only one in this world then who are you talking to?

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