First, if you're planning a trip into NYC anytime soon, let me recommend the Radio City Apartments. It's a smaller / older hotel, but the people there were really friendly, it's right in the heart of everything AND it's significantly less expensive than the other name-brand hotels in the area. Win-Win-Win!
Just your standard hotel room except....
...it has a kitchen! So maybe you aren't gonna want to cook while on vacation, but this is still great for popcorn at night or stashing leftovers or stocking up on soda/water/beer/wine/whatever.
Plus, it's located a block from Simon & Schuster & McGraw Hill.
Our first night in the city, we were coming back from Times Square, and were almost to our hotel when we noticed a man doubled over on the sidewalk. He was on a slip of cardboard, forehead on the sidewalk. Obviously he was praying to Mecca. That in itself isn't amusing. What struck me as funny (and I really wish I'd taken a picture) was that there was a huge bag of garbage right by his head, so it LOOKED like he was worshiping the bag of trash. I know better of course, but I can't figure out why he didn't move his slip of cardboard over a few feet in either direction to avoid the garbage altogether.
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I fell in love with this stained glass window. It's called Autumn Landscape and I believe it's by Tiffany. Gorgeous, gorgeous, a thousand times gorgeous!
And when we were strolling through Central Park, I saw this guy. Pity I didn't catch more:
We also saw a funny off-Broadway show called Tales from the Tunnel - true stories from the subway. I laughed my butt off. They threw a few in 911 stories in there, so then I was crying. But overall, a GREAT time.
Tomorrow - Crackpot Confessional.