Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is an affluent, primarily residential area with many of its residents working in commercial areas of Midtown and Lower Manhattan.It has the reputation of being New York City's cultural and intellectual hub, with Columbia University and Barnard College located at the north end of the neighborhood, and artistic workers, with Lincoln Center located at the south end.
After feeling a bit inundated by dates, I took in a diversion in the form of an ostrich race.
The "race" was more like watching the Keystone Kops trying to mount very large birds or small dinosaurs that didn't want to be ridden by anybody and did everything possible to keep it that way. I was pretty much rooting for the beasts to trample their cowboy subjugators.
Let's see, there was Barhi, Halawy, Khadrawy, and, I'll never forget, Honey.
There are so many dates at this Date Fest, you could literally drown in them. Like most people, I knew of only a couple of variety of dates.
As you meet with each single you'll keep a scorecard of who you're interested in.
The speed date host will collect your scorecards after the session.
Morningside Heights, just west of Harlem, is the site of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Columbia University, Barnard College, Bank Street College of Education, the National Council of Churches, Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Teachers College and Jewish Theological Seminary of America, as well as Grant's Tomb and Riverside Church.
Traditionally the neighborhood ranged from the former village of Harsenville, centered on the old Bloomingdale Road (now Broadway) and 65th Street, west to the railroad yards along the Hudson, then north to 110th Street, where the ground rises to Morningside Heights.
I've gone on a few dates in my life, but this past weekend the amount of dates I experienced was through the roof.
In fact, there were so many I couldn't even keep track.
Depending on the amount of daters who attend, dates will last between 2-5 minuets.