New York, New York

Why would anyone venture to New York City in the cold of winter? In this case it was to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and that she and her gal pals did in style.

New York is like no other place. It is always on the move and buildings that get taller and taller dominate the skyline.

No matter the abundance of monster buildings, my favorite remains the Empire State Building that can be seen from uptown or down. Always it strikes me as majestic with character lacking in many of the newer constructions.

I love New York for its street scenes.

It’s hard not to spot something eye catching no matter where one happens to be.

In all but the worst weather, the city is home to all kinds of sidewalk activity be it street performers or friends meeting for a game of chess.

Eating is an adventure in New York where food options are countless.

Whatever the choice, elegant or simple, presentation can be as appealing as the food. For me that counts for a lot!

No trip to New York would be complete without going to the theater. Venues are more intimate and I find the total experience to be unique. The gal pals couldn’t get enough and we went again and again and again! First was MOULIN ROUGE, a total escape into another world.

Next up A Beautiful Noise, Neil Diamond’s story told the way he wanted it. The audience was of a certain age that knew the words to most every song. The show was, indeed, a good time!

Feeling like we hadn’t had enough, we got tickets for one more show & Juliet. It was a delightful rewrite of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and I must confess to liking this fanciful and energetic version better.

A real highlight for me was cocktails at the Algonquin Hotel where in addition to residing there the first six weeks I lived in New York, I spent many after work hours with workmates rehashing the day and planning tomorrow.

Always I feel the history of place as the hotel was where many well known writers, critics, actors, producers met for years. Thankfully, its significance is appreciated as the Algonquin is recognized as a Designated Landmark.

Aside from all those things that got my heart beating a little faster, there were some somber moments.These I will save for another post, and I hope you will join me to continue exploring this amazing city.

11 thoughts on “New York, New York

  1. I am liking whatever that thing on the truck is.

    1. I think it was a big mouse. NYC street scenes are wonderful!

  2. Parents left Staten Island and we headed to Miami where I’ve spent most of my life when I was five years old in 1954 but I’ll always be a New Yorker. GO YANKEES !

    1. New York is hard to get out of one’s system. I lived in the city 3 years and enjoyed every minute.

  3. I haven’t been to NYC in several years. I love the theater and the food. We saw Neil Diamond in Nashville when he was doing his 50th anniversary tour. It was fabulous. I would love to see the Broadway production. What a fun way to celebrate a birthday!

  4. What a wonderful trip to celebrate the birthday of a friend. Sounds like you gals really made the most of it. Looking forward to hearing and seeing more. My brother took his daughter (15) for a Father/Daughter weekend there recently. They started at the Empire State Building.

  5. Sounds like such a fun and fabulous trip!

  6. Great shots of a great town! Thanks for taking us there.

  7. Thanks for letting us visit New York with you via this post!
    I can’t wait to visit again and love your photos – esp of the Empire State Building

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