Well, I think the Tom’s most people are thinking of is the one from both the Suzanne Vega song and the show Seinfeld, which is not in Brooklyn, but on 112th and Broadway in Manhattan. It’s not actually called Tom’s Diner, but Tom’s Restaurant. “Bells of the Cathedral” in the Suzanne Vega song refers to the bells of Saint John the Divine nearby. The food’s okay, but nothing too great.over 7 years ago
Amherst is a pretty nice town, especially in the summer when all the college kids are away. Then it’s quiet and sleepy, with shorter lines at Rao’s Coffee (best coffee I’ve ever had, really, so good). Great farmer’s market on Saturday mornings.
The whole Scooby-Doo/5-College thing is fun but just a myth. Hampshire College wasn’t even established when Scooby-Doo first aired. But it is a neat comparison. No one seems to be able to decide whether Daphne/Velma went to Smith or Mount Holyoke. It doesn’t really matter. The other stereotypes are fairly apt, however.over 7 years ago
Northampton is a near-perfect little town. Eat, shop, girl-watch, music, museums, Herrell’s ice cream, Smith College (my alma mater), the Connecticut River, Vermont only 45 minutes away, beautiful farmland, open, friendly, safe… wonderful. Can’t wait to move back.over 7 years ago