For A Shelf-Centered Guy…
It’s unbelievably great to have a library branch just two blocksaway
You can’t stay in your apartment too long. That’s why there are bars everywhere here. Why sit in your apartment and watch a game when you can walk less than a block and have a beer and bullshit with some guy about the game? That’s a heaven for me.
Another heaven, a daytime heaven, is to pack up my notebooks, and maybe my laptop (I say maybe because part of the fun of escaping the apartment is to get away from the computer), and go to the Epiphany branch of the NYPL on East 23rd Street. Since it recently re-opened after months of structural work, I come six days a week. Lucky me, I say to myself.