‘New York Was His Town, and It Always Would Be’

Today is my last full day in New York City. I am moving away to another large city in another country. The Internet exists in Jakarta, Indonesia, so I’ll still be around here. But for two years–maybe less, maybe more–I’ll be living far away from my hometown. I’m going to miss it a lot. Don’t change too much, NYC.

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  • I hope there are no parades for you to miss. Honestly.
    Have a great, safe trip, Nick, and a rich time in Jakarta.

    SF August 1, 2009, 10:59 am
  • Wow…Indonesia??? Rowdy. Have a great time Nick and be safe! GO YANKEES!!!

    krueg August 1, 2009, 12:12 pm
  • Can you get the baseball package on cable over there??

    Steve August 1, 2009, 2:28 pm
  • Safe travels Nick…nice to see another Wes alum traveling the world…we’ll hold down NYC for you while you are away.

    sam-YF August 1, 2009, 3:06 pm
  • btw…gotta love the front and center treatment the old stadium gets in that clip from manhattan you linked….one of my favorites!

    sam-YF August 1, 2009, 3:09 pm
  • Just stay away from islands that go BOOM in the Sunda Strait.
    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=5638
    Actually, Indonesia ought to be a tremendously interesting place.
    I envy you the visit…….

    dabize August 1, 2009, 3:11 pm
  • Be safe, have fun and hurry back! 27 and 28 won’t be the same a gazillion miles away!

    John -YF August 1, 2009, 6:48 pm
  • Enjoy it, Nick!

    Devine August 1, 2009, 6:51 pm
  • Have a great time Nick. Vacations on Bali and Phuket. Awesome. Can I ask what you’ll be doing? It’s much more interesting than discussing the excuse for a game the Yanks put on today.

    IronHorse August 1, 2009, 7:50 pm
  • Thanks all. IH, I’m moving for love. My better half, Mandy, just go a job with the Clinton Foundation to work on a climate change initiative in Jakarta. I’ll likely teach English but unfortunately I’m too late to get a job in a classroom as the school year has already started. I’ll miss having a classroom.

    Nick-YF August 1, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • Sounds great Nick. I’ve been a couple times but never for more than a few days. Loved the people I met there. Good luck finding the teaching job you want and getting used to 7am baseball (!).

    IronHorse August 1, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • Oh, and e-mail us when you find out how to say “And A-Rod hits another walk-off off Papelbon!! That’s an Aaaa-bomb, from Aaa-Rod!!”

    IronHorse August 1, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • …in Bahasa Indonesia that is…

    IronHorse August 1, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • NIck- My girlfriend is interning right now at the Clinton Foundation herself and has worked extensively with CCI over the years while working with the mayor. Great foundation doing great work. Funny how the random connections occur. We are planning on being in Indonesia some time next year, ill drop you a line when im there….

    sam-YF August 1, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Enjoy yourself, Nick. Good luck and check in from time to time. I often wish I was single again and able to follow such persuits. Not that I don’t love my wife and children. But you know what Dylan sings, “I was so much older then I’m younger than that, now.”

    On Woody …
    Manhattan is one of my very favorite movies. And I know that if I lived in NYC (instead of the suburbs of Chicago), that I would love it, and that it would be my town. Not sure I could love the Yankees, though.
    Good luck. I’ll be living vicariously through you.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 2, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Oh, and e-mail us when you find out how to say “And A-Rod hits another walk-off off Papelbon!! That’s an Aaaa-bomb, from Aaa-Rod!!”
    Or better yet, e-mail YFSF when you find out how to say, “And A-Rod grounds out weakly to shortstop with the bases loaded, ending the game!” ;-)

    SoxFan August 3, 2009, 12:53 am

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