Ahhh the adventure and romance of fashion in New York City that was ahead for two chicks of Chicken Fashion Nation blogging...
Laurenjoan: Alice and Joanie B. got lucky on their flight to NYC - they had a free middle seat between them! So when they arrived in the Bawk Apple for the Independent Fashion Bloggers (ifb) Conference, they thought they were on easy street....oh, silly chickens!
Alice: We're on a baawk - budget. No taxi rides, Joanie B, it's the subway fo us. Let's take the A train -- just $2.25 to Manhattan.
Joanie B: Rrrawk! The Jane Hotel on Jane Street awaits!
Laurenjoan: Alice and Joanie B. forgot it was Saturday - a slooooow train day....and a looong time later - the A train pulled up to 14th Street Station on 8th Avenue.
Joanie B: There's an elevator - hold the door!
Alice: Hold your beak, you mean - whooo weeee, it stinks in here.
Laurenjoan: Someone should have warned them about subway elevators and what some people use them for....
Joanie B: What you have to put up with if you don't want to lug your suitcase up the stairs.
Laurenjoan: Alice and Joanie B. blinked at the bright sunlight when they hopped out of the elevator.
Alice: Yowww - humid and hot - my feathers are starting to curl. (Alice looked at her smart phone) 89 degrees in New York City! Omgoodness...
Joanie B: Let's cross the road.
Alice: Why do we have to cross the road?
Joanie B: to get to the other side - where it's shady - brawk! Now..ahoy - there's Horatio Street ...turn right next street on to... JANE -
Alice: I see the Hudson River..and 113 Jane Street ahead...thar she blows - the Hotel Jane! Our coop away from coop...
The Jane Hotel was once upon a time a home for sailors lost in the city between sailing jobs - the ASFSS -
The American Seaman's Friend Society Sailors' Home and Institute was built from 1906-'08 and was designed by William Alciphron Boring, the architect behind the immigration station at Ellis Island. The ASFSS Home was where the survivors of the Titanic stayed in 1912...
Joanie B: woooo, it looks like a giant lighthouse..
The girls dragged their suitcases up the stairs - bump, bump, bumpity, bump! no elevator in the outside rigging. As they pushed their way into the lobby, suddenly they were squawking back in time and pecking at a Bellhop - who did not look happy..yikes...
(End of Part 1)
Laurenjoan: Alice and Joanie B. had finally made it to New York and - finally - to their coop away from coop - The Jane Hotel...where Titanic survivors stayed...but would Alice and Joanie B. survive to tell about it? Click in next time to find out - in the meantime - you might want to try these amazing resources for more information: