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'New York, New York, it's a wonderful town'

How long ago did we plan this? A year, or almost. Ample time to get the pounds off, I'd have thought. So did I manage it? Did I, bollocks! Looks like poor JM is gonna be squeezed out of the picture (but that's alright 'cause he's gonna be bald and not!likeSpike in the slightest, so...why should I bother?)...

Still, I'm looking forward tremendously to my upcoming visit to New York. I can't believe it's a mere 6 weeks away (and only 3 weeks to the GotR gig in Amsterdam); I'm so excited about it! Last time I was there, I didn't get off Manhattan except for one occasion when I went to the ballet in Brooklyn, so I'm hoping to get a chance to this time...but I've only got 4 1/2 days before I have to go back again. Anyone got any ideas as to what I really have to make it my business to see/experience while I'm in the city? And bear in mind I've already done all the touristy stuff, soaking up the culture and looking around going ahhhhh!...all except the Statue of Liberty which I'm going to have to make sure to see this time round (I was on my way to Battery Park 3 years ago when I got waylaid and given a private tour of the NYSE and a lovely luncheon that lasted virtually all afternoon in the NYSE Club, and so the boat left without me). Any and all suggestions gratefully received!

calove and I are going to go up in a helicopter, I think (and maybe julchek will join us, even), but other than that we haven't made any definite plans for further entertainment yet. Which is fine by me, as I'm a very go-with-the-flow/spur-of-the-moment kind of person anyway, but I wonder: Cass, are there any things you particularly want to see/do on our trip? I'm game for anything, so don't feel you have to hold back!

Think it's about time I started to let people know I'm coming...now where's my little black book?

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gamiila
Apr. 20th, 2004 02:06 am (UTC)
The zoo! How could I have forgotten about our outing to the zoo -- I haven't been to the zoo (any zoo) in ages!

the Guggenheim, maybe the Met, Central Park, Empire State,

Check, check, check and check -- but that doesn't matter because they're all wonderful places and I really wouldn't mind seeing them again. There's loads of other museums too, like The Cloisters and the Frick Collection, that are well worth a second visit -- but we certainly mustn't forget to find time to "shop, shop and then shop some more" as Em suggested. I know I haven't finished checking out Saks Fifth Avenue yet! And there was a pet shop on Lexington that had puppies and kittens in the window...

Maybe we can find a jazz or open mic nite in one of the bars downtown, and we need to think about great/interesting places to eat, and maybe take in a show on Broadway or something...

Please don't mention the hair thing.

You've got it: no more mentioning of the hair thing. Promise. At least until after I've seen it for myself, and know what we're dealing with, OK?
calove
Apr. 20th, 2004 02:19 am (UTC)
No kittens. I'm a complete sucker for kittens and if I can't buy them all, I'll just spend the rest of the holiday brooding about the fact the poor little things have no-one to cuddle them.

Oh, yes to any live music - love a bit of Jazz - and a show would be fantastic, or maybe the ballet (it's years since I saw a good ballet), and we must find somewhere with great seafood... and what's that place famous for it's sandwiches (although I may give the pastrami a miss - not big on red meat).

WHEE!!! Now I'm REALLY excited!

no more mentioning of the hair thing

Thanks. I may come to terms eventually.
gamiila
Apr. 20th, 2004 02:35 am (UTC)
No kittens. I'm a complete sucker for kittens and if I can't buy them all, I'll just spend the rest of the holiday brooding about the fact the poor little things have no-one to cuddle them.


Maybe you're right. It was awfully difficult and upsetting to tear myself away the last time...But they were very cute.

and what's that place famous for it's sandwiches

I don't know, but we're going to have to locate it for certain! You're not thinking of Katz's Deli, are you, where Meg Ryan did that fake orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally? 'Cause that's on Houston, I think. We could drop in and see if anyone's gving their rendition one lunchtime...

And I just remembered, there's a Dutch restaurant opened it's doors there a year or two ago. Wonder if it's still there -- we'll have to find out.