New York City Visit
Trip Start May 13, 2009
10Trip End Aug 02, 2009
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The hotel is now called a "micro hotel." For me, the room is absolutely awesome
The New York Times once described the 5-block-long Jane Street as having more published authors of books per block than any other place in the city, leading some to call the street "authors' row." I did not plan it this way, but chose to stay at The Jane because I heard about it on NPR (low rates!). Yet, I am definitely getting more for my money than I expected!
Yesterday and today, I walked and walked and walked!!! I saw Washington Square, which is the title of one of my favorite old films. Inside the park there is the famous Washington Arch. I also decided to walk from one end of Bleeker Street all the way to the other end. I passed by the old Nucciarone Funeral Home that was featured in the movie Moonstruck. It must either still be collectively owned between a Nucciarone and other Italian families, or they just post the former owner's name on their windows. The outside of the building says Perazzo Funeral Home (see photos).
Today, June 1, I walked all over Manhattan for several hours. I saw a house where Mark Twain once lived, and I saw the Cooper Union where my grandfather studied architecture in the early 20th century, and graduated from there in 1911. I also went to Barnes & Noble in Union Square and signed the one copy of my book they had in stock. Now I wish that I planned a book appearance there!