New York, Here I Come.


Tomorrow morning I’ll leave for New York City for the first time since 1993. I could not be more excited; it’s one of my favorite places.

My mom is treating me to the trip, since Jim isn’t working now (see this post if you need to catch up).

We’ll see two Broadway shows — Lion King and Motown, and we’re planning a trip to Ground Zero and just chilling in lower Manhattan, which I’m looking forward to seeing more of than I did last time. We’ve got dinner reservations at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill for Saturday night, but the rest of the time we’ll be on our own, to wander as we please.

We’re staying in Times Square which is anything but quiet, so I’m guessing there will be things to see at all hours. I hope I can sleep.

Honestly, New York is so magic for me, just walking down the street and looking around. It’s always fascinated me and I’ve spent hours on Google Street View walking the streets of Manhattan.

Though I’m excited for whatever we encounter, I have five things I want to do:

  1. See Art Garfunkel on the street. He lives on the Upper East Side and since we’ll be in Central Park anyway, we’ll walk up Fifth Avenue hoping for a sighting.
  2. Visit the Fifth Avenue Apple Store. The one with the glass cube.
  3. Get a photo made in front of the Bleecker Street sign in Greenwich Village. If you don’t know why, you’re not a Simon & Garfunkel fan.
  4. See Ground Zero and the Memorial. Enough said.
  5. Do the Circle Line boat tour around Manhattan. Yes, it’s touristy, but I’ve always wanted to do it and the photos will be awesome.

I’ll blog daily (assuming I have any energy left) and report back on Fifth Avenue, Bleecker Street, Art and the boat.

Stay tuned.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks, Grant! Eataly is on our list for sure! And Murray’s. And, of course, we’ll be on Bleecker Street for the pic 🙂 Trust me, I’ll be blogging the trip pending a decent wifi connection.

  2. Hope you have a wonderful trip. Be sure to stop at Eataly – – and then walk across the street to the Park and have a concrete at the Shake Shack. My favorite NY Pizza place is on Bleeker Street – John’s. And you can’t miss Murray’s Cheese Shop on Bleeker. You are going to have a great time.

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