Submitted by Joseph Timmons.
Curious question comes to mind, remember the “Automats”, the cafeterias of the future, which vanished into obscurity just as quickly? The concept of “the 3rd place”, that respite on the edge of between home and work, or a place that is solely yours for the moment of pause in the busy daily life. Today, so many people want a moment to relax and forget about the real world, but all too quickly the 3rd place needs to be replaced, shops become so popular or trendy that they lose the flavor that made them once special. I lament, the point is that in our search for the perfect place, we forget the simple pleasures of life, and often look back into the past, looking for the good times gone by.
As I remember, NY is the place where all things are possible, a city of dreams and dreamers. I had spent numerous times at the NYPL, one of my first 3rd places, and looking back with misty eyed fondness of yesterday, it always will be.
In short, I Love NY.
Joseph Timmons, Misplaced New Yorker