wants from the NY Public Library, which is open on Sunday, unlike the Brooklyn Public Library (the big on on Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn), which is not. We arrived to notice that the big building, which is where you would survive the Day After Tomorrow, was closed on Sundays, but the Mid-Manhattan library was open and it had the books she was after. However, the Brooklyn library card is only good for Brooklyn. The NY library card is for Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island. I mean come on, if you're going to claim all of population as part of your claim of being the biggest city in the US, then you have to have one library card for the whole city.
I really just wanted to go and do something touristy and see Grand Central Station and the Library. After that we walked up 5th Ave from 42nd St to 59th St, past the Rockefeller Center in all its 30s fascist glory (really, the archtecture is scary) to the south eastern corner or Central Park and the big glass cube of the Apple Store. I thought we could get a UK keyboard for cluttercup's iBook G4 with the sticky space bar.
They didn't really want to sell me just the part in the store. They wanted me to carry the laptop from Brooklyn all the way up. And they also thought they would have to order the part, which I can do on the website. Why they wouldn't just sell me the part (the keyboards on the old iBook G4s are about the only easily replaceable parts) but wanted me to drag the laptop up here so they could order it is beyond me.
I was wearing my Kill Bill
shirt though. Maybe they didn't trust me.
On a whim we went to Manhattan yesterday to see if we could get the books that