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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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vegmb
Apr. 20th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
I heard something on the news in the last couple of weeks about the Statue of Liberty having been closed since 9/11, but that they were opening part, but not all, of it back up to visitors. I don't remember all of the details.
gamiila
Apr. 21st, 2004 12:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, I heard the same thing: apparently, it's just the plinth that's opened to visitors these days.

But it's not the Statue itself that holds the biggest attraction to me. It's taking the ferry to get there, and putting in at that island where all the 'huddled masses' used to arrive.
vegmb
Apr. 21st, 2004 06:58 am (UTC)
As I've not yet had the oppertunity to go, you'll have to give me your impression of it in full detail.
gamiila
Apr. 21st, 2004 07:03 am (UTC)
I promise! Actually, I foresee lots and lots of posts on the subject - you probably won't be able to shut me up talking about my NYC experiences for weeks!