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Times Square

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  • Day13

    We walked the line.

    November 26, 2017 in the United States

    Sunday in New York - we will get some steps in today but in may be difficult to beat yesterday’s total of 22,272 (a personal best). Another beautiful day = sunshine and blue sky, not that we see that much of the sun with the shadows of these skyscrapers! As we headed out this morning on our way to the High Line, there was a brisk wind blowing and not much sun to warm us. We walked the High Line, a linear park built on a disused rail line, admiring the scenery and the sculpture exhibition by multiple artists titled "Mutations". Some pieces were easier than others to work out ... there were even a few with explanations that I still didn’t get! Not sure if that is a reflection on me or the “art”.

    After the High Line, we headed to Chelsea Market for a bit of a browse and then had some lunch. We went to the "Green Table" restaurant who believe that the best food is grown, raised and harvested within a day’s drive of the table. The food we had was delicious and fairly priced. As we were leaving the market, we ran into the Greens who are also here on holiday, which was a nice surprise. We will catch up with them for dinner on Monday night.

    We caught the subway back up to 42nd street, and had a bit of down time before we needed to head out again for our first show on Broadway. We got up to the August Wilson Theatre only to find it closed, and no "Ground Hog Day". Apparently it closed in September after opening in April to rave reviews. The lady in the box office was very nice and helpful, and advised me that Ticketmaster would have refunded the money. I checked when we got back to our apartment, and yes it was refunded in late August. I don’t understand why they wouldn’t send an email to advise us of this. Very disappointing - I have now got a ticket to "Waitress" on Tuesday night, and the boys elected for a night in, so everyone is happy.

    As we had a free couple of hours, we decided to walk up to Central Park and take it all in. We watched with amusement as a guy let his dog off the lead and he then (the dog) had a stand off with a squirrel - the dog came off second best, as those squirrels can move at lightening speed. It didn’t deter the dog from trying to creep up on the next squirrel or bird in its sights. We also saw people ice-skating, and we may give it a go at the Rockefeller Plaza ( I used to skate when I was young, hopefully I is like riding a bike and it will all co e back to me).

    We then walked back to our apartment down 5th Avenue past Tiffany's, but I couldn’t persuade Ian to buy me anything🙁. Some of the Christmas decorations are now up and they look fabulous. We have again broken the 20,000 step barrier, and so we rewarded ourselves with a cuppa and shared a brownie from the Fat Witch.

    Tonight we went to a local restaurant (next door to our apartment) called "Un, Deux, Trois", which was very nice.

    Another big day planned for tomorrow so a good nights rest is required.
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  • Day18

    NY Monday afternoon

    June 26, 2017 in the United States

    Magnolia Bakery with Kate Spade across the street. Kate was having a sale!! I hung around on the street corner, near what used to be a nice bookshop, while MTC took advantage of Kate's generous spirit.
    We circled back by Washington Square, bought our Multi-user, multi-trip Metro card (revolut not accepted by the machine, even though web page said debit cards were fine, even foreign ones). I'll try a human when I have to top up the card.
    When planning the holiday, I found a web site which had calculated the exact amount to charge the card with to leave zero balance after allowing for the 5% discount the card gives per trip, e.g. put $20.95 on the card for 8 trips leaving zero balance. Such attention to detail!
    The multi-user element of the metro card worked perfectly. I sent MTC on ahead through the turnstile and then followed. That way only one of us would have been a prisoner of the MTA.
    Thought we had 4 stops, but forgot that the trains don't stop at every station. Always alert, I spotted that we were at 34th street at the second stop and jumped off. Macy's.
    Our search for a blue striped shirt was more exhaustive than the search for the Scarlet Pimpernel. We came close to a bargain shirt, down from 89 to 26 and we'd get a further 20% off as foreigners. But it was slim fit. Surprisingly, MTC thought it might not be a good idea.
    We traipsed through each floor in search of travel shirts and got 2, easily at outlet-mall prices. G.H. Bass, 20% already reduced price.
    On to the Tick Tock diner and burgers. I had the pastrami with egg-Benedict ($1 extra). MTC disappointed with her choice. We may not return.
    Then back to the hotel, tired after walking miles today.
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  • Day21

    What it says in the paper ( the WSJ)

    June 29, 2017 in the United States

    Around the same time as the shooting of the congressmen at the baseball practice, a congressional committee was due to hold hearings on allowing gun-silencers to be sold as "hearing protection". Opponents make the point that the sound of gunshots makes people take cover and alerts law enforcement officers.
    The gun lobby also wants concealed-carry reciprocity, so a citizen of a state allowing concealed weapons, could enjoy the same right in a state that did not allow it.
    Walgreens - which owns Boots - sells tobacco as well as other non-healthy products. They say their role is not to keep shoppers from their vices. CVS have eliminated tobacco and other unhealthy items from their stores. CVS still sell sweets at the checkout.......
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  • Day17

    New York!

    June 25, 2017 in the United States

    After the worst train journey I have ever experienced, we surfaced outside Penn Station. Into the periphery of Gay Pride parade. Though I'm not so sure what's to be proud of, really. Should be called Gay Chip on the
    Shoulder Parade.
    Anyway, we made our way across from 7th Avenue to 6th and then up to 45th street. Good exercise in the warm sunshine and the crowds.
    MTC has proclaimed the Cassa hotel to be excellent. She may launch an investigation as to who booked it, like that time in Salamanca. MTC says that Cassa and s better than Salamanca. I don't have the heart to tell her that this one costs 5 times that of Salamanca.
    It is one of only 3 hotels booked on Bookings this trip, out of 15 in total. Unfortunately that means that 8 nights of this trip do not count for the free night on Hotels.com.
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  • Day21

    Thursday evening

    June 29, 2017 in the United States

    We were thrown out of the Met at closing time. We walked across Central Park,as far as the Dakota Building and Strawberry Fields to catch the subway at 72nd street.
    Along the way we met a bird. A Northern Cardinal.
    We checked out the Amish Market on 45th street. They don't do pizza and their buffet looks a lot less inviting than the TriBeCa branch. We opted to return to Uncle Paul's.

  • Day4

    Liveticker

    November 30, 2016 in the United States

    Auf vielfachen Wunsch sind wir für euch live...

    Der Rest vom Tag war / ist indoor: Madame Tussauds 🕵, M&M's Store 🍡 gerade sitzen wir im Hard Rock Christmas Café 🎸🍔 und nachher noch eine Führung in der Radio City Music Hall, wo gerade mehrmals täglich die Rockettes mit ihrer Weihnachtsshow auftreten - das miese Wetter wird also bestens genutzt ;)

    Heute steigt außerdem noch die große Christmas Tree Lightning Show am Rockefeller Center, aber es schüttet wieder was das Zeug hält, und der Baum steht morgen auch noch...

    Morgen scheint endlich die Sonne wieder, dann geht's auf's Wasser und in die Luft ✌
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  • Day1

    Times Square

    April 13, 2017 in the United States

    Bereits am Vormittag schon hektisch - im Starbucks. Das Wetter ist gut, aber es weht eine frische Brise durch die Gassen.

    Welche Persönlichkeiten das sein sollen - keine Ahnung, aber es sieht sehr wichtig aus😎.

    Times Square am Abend folgt an einem anderen Tag.

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