Friday, December 30, 2011

Where in the World is Finnie's Momma? And a Giveaway!

I was truly touched by all of your kinds words when I shared my lay-off saga with you.  I have been working at my new job now for a month, and I thought it would be fun to show you around the area where I am now working.  I love this kind of thing because I just love maps.  I can't explain it.  So, I thought, whoever can guess the closest location to my new job will win a little care package from my gal Finn.

Ok, here we go....

To the west - rebuilding after 9/11

To the west, Zuccotti Park...where are my protestors?  Where's Pip?!!

To the southwest, Trinity Church

To the south, Federal Hall

To the south, Stock Exchange

To the north - My subway stop in the morning.  I get off here so I can get some fresh air and get a little walk in.  On the way home I go in at a stop that is much closer.

To the east - see those buildings in the background - that would be Brooklyn!  And just in front of it is the FDR Drive.

To the northeast, South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Bridge

Courtesy of South Street Seaport
Ok, so there you go - this is my new working neighborhood.  Can you figure out a street name?  An address?  Give it a whirl.  And, checking out a map is absolutely allowed!  Send your guesses to me at marianne(dot)d(dot)howard@gmail(dot)com by next Friday, January 13th by noon EST and the closest address wins!


  1. Haha, we definitely couldn't figure out where it is. But good luck to all the guessers :) Happy to know that your mama is adapting well to her new job. You might want to hop by my blog fur a moment :)


  2. I wanna guess Houston Street. Good luck in the Big Apple!

  3. What a fun contest! I haven't a clue as to exactly where you might be. I just hope it's in a warm building ;D

    Looks like you have lots of scenic places to see though around you! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  4. Well we haven't a clue where you are at, but we loved seeing around New York City. Mommy has always wanted to visit the Big Apple and she says this was almost like taking a walking tour of the neighborhood.

    PS: Thanks for showing us Trinity Church it is featured in a book Mommy reads and we always wondered what it looked like.

  5. Oh you work in NYC? You lucky duck! Fabulous pictures!

    I don't know that area that well, (I suppose I could send your blog to some of my NY friends, but that would be

  6. Hello! I really love your blog, come to visit me on my blog too?
    And a happy new 2012!!!!
    Woof, woof,


    P.S. i'm a new follower of your blog now :D

  7. Hmm Mom took a tour of NYC when she was there several years ago and she recognizes most of the pictures. Is it the same street as the big bull? We can't remember the name though!

  8. Momma's been to NYC a few times but can't remember the street names. I guess looking at a mapballs is cheating...... How fun to work in the city. how long is your commute? Glad you like your new jobby.

  9. Hey Finn!
    Wow, your Mom works in a really cool territory! I'm such a woodsy, forest pooch that these pix are totally cool to me. What a fun place NYC must be. I'll be looking for a city map fur sure. This is gonna be a totally fun event! Woohoooo!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  10. Wow great contest! I have no idea but loved all your pictures!

  11. What a fun place but we have no idea where it is :-) Great photos! Love from Magic xx

  12. Wow..thank you for the tour of New York. Looks like a fab place to work. Our hooman would love to go Christmas shopping in NY!
    Great contest..but we have got a clue!lol
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  13. How bout Nassau Street? Liberty Pl.? I grew up in New York but had to consult a map anyway! My folks still have the apartment I grew up in--on the Upper West Side--but I love checking out the area you work in whenever I visit. There's still so much to explore.

  14. Hahaha. I'm so totally lost. Good luck to everyone else!

  15. I could probably figure it out if I took the time to look at a map. The general area is obvious. But I'm feeling lazy right now. I'm not much of a city girl myself but I think it would be exciting to0 work in that area, if you like that sort of thing. Hope you are enjoying your new job! Happy New Year to you!

  16. Yikes! We are so unfamiliar with NYC....


  17. When my mom was just a pup... she got to play in a park very close to where the twin towers were. Mom got to stay in NYC fur 3 whole weeks! She has only been back ONCE and that was several years ago.. to see the Macy's Parade.

    HEY>>>>>>> I saw the grrrrrreat NEWS.. YOU have a BO-Furend!!! You surely said Yes to a Super Fella. You will be a grrrrrrreat Couple!!!

  18. Sending my guess now mom is a bit of a NYC trivia buff.

    Your pal, Pip

  19. How fun... but we're at a total loss! Moms having a good day when she knows where she is - even if it's just across the road! HA!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  20. Hmmmmmmmm -- I would most def. have to consult a map because I've never been to NY! Well, I kinda have. We landed in the airport there once but didn't actually stay there.

    Happy New Year!!!

  21. My Mama just loves Manhattan, but is going to have to look around a bit before she makes a good guess!

    Dory, Jakey and Bilbo
    (from Jail)

  22. Hi All, no idea here but we love all the photos. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  23. I would have no idea! Fin is adorable!
    Happy New Year!

  24. I have no idea where you are! We are from California, now settled in Tennessee for the next two years but we wish you the best of luck in the big apple! Sounds like lots of fun fun fun!!

  25. You work in my exact work neighborhood, but I have a dreadful sense of direction. I work at Stuyvesant Highschool. Do you perhaps work at Chambers St or Wall St.


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