Crys, Crystal, Valerie and me on the SI Ferry with NYC in background
With my daughter Jess in Times Square
Our friend Valerie (see above, eating pizza) visited from Paris with her two best buddies this past week. We had a great time. We made it to ground zero, Wall Street, Adrienne's pizza on Stone Street (believe me, it is worth finding it on those winding streets down there), Century 21 Department Store - excellent, Abercrombie (what a scene), Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, Gospel Mass at All Saints Catholic Church in Harlem on Sunday at 10 (go there), Central Park and pastrami sandwiches during a horse and Buggy ride (handsome cab ride), 230 Fifth Rooftop Garden club, Mesa Grill in Flatiron (yum), Washington Square Park, Battery Park, lox and bagels on the Staten Island Ferry and a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty, Times Sq a million times (especially favoring Skechers for sneakers), Dallas BBQ, dinner at our house in NJ with our 3 dogs, Film Center Cafe in Hell's Kitchen with Jess and Chris, many rides on the subway, Chinatown, Little Italy for capuccino and dessert, a failed attempt at cut rate b'way tix (oh well, it was still an experience waiting on line for an hour), haggling for Converse Sneakers. They went many more places without me. It was great seeing NYC through the eyes of tourists. They wanted to see everything. There is so much to see that we just scratched the surface.