A last look at NYC…

We finished up our East Coast trip with a too-short stay in NYC. Sometimes the city feels empty in July and August, but this year it was bustling, despite the heat.

The fountain at Columbus Circle helped cool down the 90+ degree heat (polloplayer image)

We saw Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving in Uncle Vanya – Blanchett is possibly even more luminous and gazelle-like on stage than she is on screen. We also saw Peter and the Starcatcher, which, despite its Tony awards, failed to enchant us. But One Man, Two Guvnors more than made up for Peter’s failings: James Corden is knee-slappingly, tears-running-down-the-face talented.

He will make you laugh: James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors (hollywoodreporter.com image)

We had a few good meals, of course; took a walk on the High Line; got drenched in a rainstorm, and walked, walked walked around the city and through the Park.  Loved every minute of it.

We’re not “home” in NYC until we have pizza at Cafe Fiorello (polloplayer image)

Central Park South pigeons help this horse out with his lunch

Bergdorf Goodman window gears up for fall fashion

One57 continues its monolithic rise over CPS, although we’ve heard there’s already a taller tower slated to go up on Park Ave. (polloplayer image)

What would Mayor “Nanny” Bloomberg say? The CE contemplates some “health food” at a street fair.

The dog days of summer: pooches try to beat the heat in Central Park

This trip also had a different feel since there were no sightings of Daniel, who was away on his Grand Tour of Europe. And the biggest change of all: Thomas and James and their parents have moved up the road a bit. For details, see the next post…

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Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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4 Responses to A last look at NYC…

  1. tdevir says:

    Great classic NYC pics… Love all those dogs! As always, your food pics make me so hungry. I want that pizza right now!
    And I must know…did Dad get a fried Oreo??

  2. Katherine says:

    Too funny – I apparently live in your wake. We’re off to NYC on Tuesday and seeing “One Man, Two Guvrns” and then I’m sending Dan off to see “Peter and the Starcatcher” with a couple of friends because it did not seem interesting to me… And, of course, I will spend much time at the Central-dog-Park. It’s what I do when I miss my dog. (It’s really rather pathetic, but don’t tell me…)

  3. Ang says:

    CP is my favorite place on earth! Love pics.

  4. dizzyguy says:

    CE here: Chicken Lady’s photos make me want to hurry back there in order not to miss any of the great city’s offerings. Just for the record, the fried oreos did not make it on our menu last trip; even I have my standards.

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