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While I was in the New York area Stephen Bohlen graciously organised an Alt.NET dinner. I left Rockville Centre on the 17:15 train, thinking I had plenty of time to get to Toloache Mexican Bistro on W 50th St. However, when I changed at Penn Station I took the service downtown, instead of uptown. I corrected that mistake and made it to 51st St, but then ended up in completely the wrong place because I did not understand the street numbering system. For future reference I now have the following rules for NYC navigation:

  • Uptown means North, Downtown means South
  • Streets run East-West, Avenues North-South
  • Street number are symmetrical on the 5th Avenue axis. That is, street numbers increase from zero both east and west of 5th Av.

Having gotten totally confused I called Steve, who helped me find the restaurant. I still had my luggage, which we stowed in a corner. Over some descent Mexican food we had some great discussions about Alt.NET, the 2010 conference, and other things of interest to Alt.NET folks.

Thanks to Steve for organising and to all the guys who turned up.  

Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2010 11:19 AM | Back to top

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