Some highlights from our visit to New York. The photos proceed
primarily from north (at Central Park) to south (as far as the Statue
During our visit in 2004, we got a few inches of snow, making Central
Park a winter wonderland. The other picture is of the Dakota,
where John and Yoko had their apartment. It is just outside of
Central Park on Central
Park West and 72nd St
Lots of beautiful art. They do have the habit of closing certain
exhibit rooms for periods of time for no apparent reason, so check
if there's a particular piece you want to see.
Looks neat from the outside. Didn't get a chance to visit.
We did go to the Design Museum
is in Carnegie's old mansion. The building was interesting, but
the exhibit was rather dull.
Always bustling. Interesting people watching. Broadway and
the theaters are all nearby.
TV Show Tapings in New York
The Hello Deli
Rupert Jee., Letterman's occasional cameo guest, runs his shop.
Just around the corner from the Ed Sullivan Theater where Letterman is
We tried to get tickets to Letterman and the Daily Show, last minute,
but without success. Info on Daily Show tickets is here
It's taped in Comedy Central's studio at 733
. Info on Letterman tickets is here
There is a website dedicated to the various shows taped in New York and
strategies to get tickets (www.nytix.com
Darn, we forgot our skates... This building is also home to a lot
of NBC show studios and the theater with the Rockettes.
Grand Central Station
We didn't take a train anywhere, but
the station itself has an impressive architecture and is neat to look
We ventured down this way to see
Yeardley Smith, best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson, do an off Broadway
While down in this area, I'd recommend eating at Tamarind
, a really
good Indian Restaurant. 41
E. 22nd Street
Moving further south you hit Little Italy. While down here I had a
childhood flashback seeing the logo for the Ferrara Italian
bakery, they also make boxes of nougat
which I recall always getting around Christmas time from my
relatives in New Orleans.
Well its the center of the US economy, so take a look. Security
is tight so we couldn't actually go in and see the trading floor.
Don't miss the statue in honor of the bull market.
One cool bridge. The walkway is suspended above the
roadway. Didn't actually travel to Brooklyn, just enjoyed the
Statue of Liberty
Fun with U.S. currency and monuments. See similar stunt in
Washington D.C. in front of White House with a twenty
. Note that the
security on the ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty is now on par with
that at airports. Long lines, X-ray machines and wands. I
don't think they made me take my shoes off, but I could be
It's sombering to look out over the site. If you're feeling
depressed, you might want to skip visiting the World Trade
Center. This picture was taken in 2004. As far as I know,
it still looks about the same now in 2006.