Nicole's further thoughts...
What Jenny said is all true, but packing up and going home after Pop Curio was over is another story. My experience getting The Curio's big box truck (lovingly named "Van Diesel") through rush hour traffic in New York and then idling in it was a joy... Until it wasn’t.
On the corner of Sullivan and Prince, this massive beast decided not to move anymore. A honk behind me. Another series of honks. I hopped down from my rig and told them all that the beast of a truck was dead, murío, mort.
People came out of restaurants to gawk. The guy in the car behind me told the guy behind him, and we suddenly had about a dozen helping hands to push this unfortunately deceased behemoth to the fortunately available curb in front of a construction site to let traffic pass. This all happened within a minute.
So, after a couple of... let’s call them deep breaths... I called someone in the know. They may live all the way up in the northwest corner of New Jersey, but the diesel crew at the garage at Lukoil of Wantage were willing to come down to help. Luckily, they were able to talk me through it all to get Van Diesel up and going again. Hooray!
After loading up the truck with antique furniture and boxes with the help of some cheerful taskers from TaskRabbit, I left Manhattan via the Lincoln Tunnel around 10 pm. Traffic was light enough all the way back to Norfolk.
My last turn before the vast maze of tunnels at Dyer Street to get to New Jersey was illuminated by lights at Madison Square Garden. The game will continue for Van Diesel and The Curio of Norfolk another day in New York City, with another theme and another space. Although we will certainly visit Con Artist Collective and see who else has popped up!
This story is to be continued...