Residence Inn Somerset
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Swinging around the corner from the hotel, we dove underground and caught the subway to Greenwich Village. Or at least somewhere near it.
We wandered in and out of a Starbucks - Donna erring in a purchase of an iced coffee which - in this country at least - is just that. Cold coffee, no milk and with ice. She reacted with a startling display of displeasure and tossed it violently into the nearest bin. Cursing. It was quite scary.
Tuesday April 14
Today is a free day so we are going walkabout through the city. We pretty much have got an idea how the streets run and know which areas are what e.g. the fashion district, the finance district, Upper Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, Little Italy, China Town, Little Korea, South Houston (pronounced Howsten) Don't say Hewston or they get offended.
We walk over to the fashion district for some shopping and there is the ...
... at the Village Vanguard, we did manage to rise early enough on Tuesday morning to be on the doorstep of MoMA when it opened for members. I joined last time I was in NY, as a more cost effective way of paying for our students, who don't qualify for reductions. I was able to buy them 'guest' tickets, and also get a reduction in the bookshop. Since then I've kept up my membership which was very handy to get into the gallery early, with George as my guest, avoiding the queues ...
... Village was instantly recognisable as Carrie's apartment in Sex and the City and I immediately needed to go shopping for shoes with Big. Entering the main foyer of Grand Central Station, which has featured in so many movies and tv series was almost spooky in the feeling that we had been there before, as it was so instantly recognisable. Bonnie and I literally pinched ourselves as we stood on Broadway in the freezing cold and watched the ball drop live in Times Square ...
... not the Rangers night and while they are quite high in the league (there are 30 teams) and Edmonston low, the Kunuks ran all over them. I said to the guy (don't know his name) Oh so the rangers should be flogging the Oilers then? And he said 'if flogging means beating them then the answer is yes!!! ' I really felt like a convict. If 'flogging' only a part of a convict nation's vernacular?
Anyway a fun night and Im really glad I got to go to the ...