Don’t You Love NY in the Fall*, ahem, Spring?
March 11, 2008 § 9 Comments
View from the Empire State Building
It has been more than 20 years since I had last been in New York. That trip was part of my college degree program. Ahem, that makes me *cough* older than I care to admit. Gary had never been to New York before.
Grand Central Station at the beginning of the evening rush hour
Cheesy lines from many a movie set in New York are begging to be blurted out, but I shall try and refrain. Our hotel was in Midtown Manhatten just a few blocks away from Grand Central Station. For dinner one night we ate the infamous gigantic hamburgers at Juniors.
Union Square, you stay there**
We did a marathon of site seeing… a Circle Line boat tour, the Empire State Building, The Metropolitan Museum of Art***, NBC studios tour, Rockefeller Center, the Upper West Side and Zabar’s, Soho and Purl Patchwork, Ground Zero, Little Italy, Katz Deli, and more. It’s all a blur.
The May Day socks were in my purse most days. A little knitting here, a little knitting there. When the toe of the first sock was getting close, I was getting worried about having enough yarn for the second sock. There’s not a lot of yardage on those Jitterbug skeins. Luckily Zabar’s had a kitchen scale on display with a battery and a quick check of the number of grams left in the ball assured me that I would have just enough. Thank you Zabars! I wish there was a Zabar’s near me. I could live there. There are no words to describe it. It was just amazing.
* “Don’t you just love New York in the Fall” quote and Zabar’s from You’ve Got Mail.
** “You stay there!”, “Meet me at Union Square” quote from Mad About You.
*** BTW, the Haystacks painting by Van Gogh from The Thomas Crown Affair is not part of Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, in case you were wondering.
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Stay tuned for more vacation photos.