Friday, December 27, 2002

Remember the town that was up for sale on eBay. The final bid price was $1,777,877. So...what can that much money get you in NYC?

1 2200 sq ft loft in SoHo

2 years of Shane Spencer playing baseball for your team (current salary $885,000)

62 Classic Red Mazda Miata roadsters, 4 speed automatic w/overdrive, 142 hp/16 valve engine, Bose stereo system, anti-lock braking system, permieter shock system alarms, chrome fuel filler door, and leather interior

198 years of nursery school tuition in NYC (based on average cost per year)

209 pink diamond wedding bands from Harry Winston

217 first class round trip tickets from New York to London

841 annual all-access memberships to Equinox Fitness Clubs

847 SONY PCG-NV190P VAIO® Notebook Computers from J&

1,274 double missions in the Lazer Park arena for you and 99 of your closest friends

1,816 nights at the Plaza Hotel with the Romance Package of 1 King Bed, Plaza Suite, Continental Breakfast, and Bottle of Champagne

2,540 months of rent at my former apartment in Astoria, Queens

5,183 7 Night Unlimited Park Hopper tickets to the Disney World Resort in Florida

5,926 Discarded Times Square Subway Signs

6,838 Holiday 2003 Packages at Metamorphosis Day Spa. Includes: facial, pedicure, reflexology, body scrub and half hour massage.

8,934 Listed Hand-tufted rugs from Ikea

9,877 Tickets for 2 to see Dance of the Vampires on Broadway

11,853 of the best seats to see the New York Rangers play at Madison Square Garden

14,213 admissions to the New Year’s Eve party at The Paramount

14,816 haircuts by a top stylist at Rumor Salon not including tip

19,325 single session boxing lessons at Chelsea Piers

20,916 hour sessions with personal trainer Jason Keigher

28,220 monthly unlimited ride Metrocards

28,225 bottles of Veuve Clicquot Brut Reserve

32,924 45 minute carriage tours of Central Park

44,447 day session passes to the US Open

50,796 cab rides from JFK to any spot in Manhattan (not including tolls and tip)

59,263 trips on the Sex and the City Tour

68,512 Junior's Four Flavor Sampler Cheesecakes

71,115 Trips on the 3 hour Full Island Circle Line Tour

74,388 Months of AOL service

80,746 dinners at McHales (burger, two beers, and tip)

84,661 “Temporary Memberships” to the East Side Club

111,187 T-Shirts from

112,881 admissions (with skate rental) at Wollman Rink

148,776 "Movies on Location" maps (shipping included)

165,384 Martinis at the Marriott Marquis Atrium Lounge

177,788 Rich for Life scratch-off tickets from the New York Lottery

198,645 burgers at McHales (no drinks or tip included though)

222,235 bleacher seats for the Yankees

253,982 tickets to visit the Cloisters

296,808 boxes of clementine oranges from D'Agostinos

355,575 watches from the guys at the corner of 50th and Broadway

507,965 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

557,328 large tubs of Abraham's Hummus with Roasted Garlic at Fairway

592,626 round trips on a NYC Subway

1,185,251 mornings with a buttered bagel and large coffee from practically every NYC street vendor

1,777,877 rides on the Central Park Carousel

4,805,073 first class stamps

7,111,508 copies of the New York Post

29,631,283 shares of Enron stock (based upon 11:00 AM stock price provided by
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