Some visits are all about the culture; some (well, pretty much all) are about the food. This trip focused on the people we love in and around NYC.
We’ve been lucky to have both of our boys in the city. We started our visit out by taking them to dinner at our neighborhood favorite, Cafe Fiorello.
We’ve loved having Taylor live close by, and Daniel was so close for awhile that he was in the next room! He and his roommate, Peter, camped out at our place while they looked for a new apartment. We got to help them move in while we were there.
After the move, we celebrated with lunch at nearby Katz’s Deli of When Harry Met Sally fame.
The next week we met up for lunch with rare book entrepreneurs Josh and Sunday and introduced them to our new friend, Ashley. It was a great meeting of like-minded literary minds!
After lunch, I dragged the CE over to 10th Avenue and 24th Street to see the whimsical “sheep meadow” installation at a former Getty gas station. Don’t believe anyone who says it’s mutton to talk about – it was absolutely worth the trip!
In other “wildlife” sightings:
Angie dropped by to say hi to us on her way to Betsy Johnson’s Fashion Week show,
And then we went up to visit her in Bronxville for a day:
A few days later, we took Thomas and Bobby to a Yankees game:
Back in the city, we visited the 9/11 Memorial. The museum is not yet open, but you can tour the park and the reflecting pools.
Then we crossed an item off our bucket list and finally took a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on our way
to meet our dear friend Teri and her beau Billy for dinner:
I only made it to one museum this trip. Went to see the T.J. Wilcox “Up in the Air” exhibit at the Whitney. You basically stand under a giant lampshade onto which a city view from the artist’s studio is projected and watch pop-up vignettes of NYC’s history. We saw presentations on the Hindenberg and Gloria Vanderbilt.
The CE loathes the Whitney: “That’s not art!” he growled after we visited the 2012 Biennial. But he was thrilled with the current exhibit of Edward Hopper drawings.
We saw two plays while we were in the city. I give Pippin a B- and Kinky Boots gets a B+. Billy Porter gets an A+++++. Incredible talent!
We wrapped up our September visit with our own award-winning performance: taking Daniel and Peter shopping for a new couch for their apartment:
One last dinner with our boys and it was time to head back to So Cal.
Great trip – can’t wait to come back!