Monday, April 16, 2012

N is for New York, my favorite city

I shared with a friend that I had no inspiration for the letter "N" and she suggested Nails, Nuts and Nachos (tongue in cheek, of course).  I could have run with that and almost did!  But then I thought of my favorite city and picked out three photos I love.

- My niece and her husband used to live at the corner of E. 43rd Street and 2nd Avenue in New York, a lovely area also known as Turtle Bay.  The first thing my sister showed me on the night I arrived by cab was that the Chrysler Building (pictured above) was reflected in the glass of their dining table.  My sister and I loved our visit.  

- Saturday in Central Park - loved loved loved the musicians, the roller skaters, the energy.

- We stood in the rain in Times Square for same day theater tickets.  We got our second choice - tickets for the show "Rain."  Oh the irony!

Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane of a trip I took just last May.  Day 14 of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge featuring the letter "N". Things that gave me pleasure.  (Update - just saw that it is National Egg Benedict Day - oh the "N" possibilities that were!)


Elephant's Child said...

What a lovely excursion to be taken on. Thank you very much.

LL Cool Joe said...

I've only been to New York City once but I loved it. I'd like to go back in the summertime rather than the winter.

Claudia Moser said...

Maybe one day I will be able to visit too! Nice photos

Snaggle Tooth said...

Ah, New York- of Course! You have some great pics of it too- How lucky to reflect the Chrysler on the table! I think I'd hang out in Central park alot- I always gravitate toward trees... n free live music is great! I remember the cool umbrella shot! Wish I could see a Broadway production. I haven't done that yet-
I don't think it's raining on your A to Z at all!

Granny Annie said...

New York! Excellent choice for the letter "N". And I'm betting you can find nails, nuts and nachos in New York. I have never been to New York but those family members who have, including my niece who lived there also, have certainly encouraged me to go someday.

Leonora said...

The city that never sleeps- so true!
Great photos!

Joanne said...

Aww yay! I love NYC also. But then again...I'm slightly biased.

Jannie Funster said...

Wonderful pix, Lynn.

I remember that Central Park energy, what a town! was Rain a good show?


My Arabic Journey said...

New York sounds awesome! Visiting on the A-Z Challenge. Happy blogging!

Fireblossom said...

"Start spreadin' the news..."


Changes in the wind said...

Visited New York once and would love to go back.

Pearl said...

Have never been, but it looks wonderful!


Lynn said...

The Elephant's Child -

I had more than 300 photos to choose from, but decided to keep this short, as the A to Z spokespeople suggest.

Joe -

May was a perfect time to go. It was cool in the evenings, but I never mind that.

Claudia -

I hope so!

Snaggle -

I wish I could go back and see Anything Goes. Love that 1940s vibe. :)

Granny Annie -

I hope you get to go someday. I loved it way more than I thought I would. And the people were all lovely. Very clean city with nice people.

Leonora -

Absolutely true - I managed to sleep through that horn honking, but it took a couple of nights to get used to it.

Lynn said...

Joanne -

You are so lucky to live there! I often see it through your eyes.

Jannie -

Rain was a good show. A recreation of Beatles's concerts. So much fun.

Inspiring Always -

Thanks for coming by!

FB -

...I'm leaving today. (How I wish!)

Changes in the wind -

I ended up going twice while my niece and her husband lived there (he worked at the United Nations) - they've moved on the Washington, DC now. I hope to go back again though.

Pearl -

It is wonderful.

Louvregirl said...

"loved loved loved;" like this expression and have been using it myself! Your description of musicians and people mulling about reminded me of Asheville!

Have a GOOD day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nate Wilson said...

Now you've got me pining for NYC. I live only about two hours away and don't visit nearly often enough. But it sounds like you made the most of your trip. Thanks for sharing!

FilipBlog said...

We also like New York, have there been three times until now.


that guy said...

New York pizza...

nom! nom! nom!

Chatty Crone said...

New York - New York! sandie

Lynn said...

lg -

I loved loved loved Asheville last time I was there. Should have moved there when I had the chance. (Yes - there's a story there.)

Nate -

I understand that - sometimes two hours away seems like a journey.

Filip -

Good to see you.

bruce -

We had some pizza from John's near Times Square. So good.

Sandie -

Love that song, too. :)

happygirl said...

Oh how I love NYC! I don't go often enough. I'm trying to get my husband to join me. I think he'd enjoy a show and shopping sometime. I'm going to have to show him your blog and nudge him in this direction. :)

Sonia Lal said...

I love the city, too. Especially central park! There is a beautiful spot by the lake, perfect for reading. Crowded in the summer though.

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Nicole said...

It's been fun to join you on your trip down memory lane with New York City :)

I've been to NY several times and can you believe...I've never visited the Chrysler building nor even been inside Central Park! In fact, I was in NY during the first week of this month and worked on my A to Z Challenge blog posts in the Brooklyn library.

Oh how I've often wished I'd lived in NY. I love that place! Great food. Great attractions. Great people. It's just awesome all around! That's all not to say it doesn't have it's cloudy moments just like any other city...I mean, I DID lose my iPod Touch in NY and then it got stolen and the city services were not in the least bit helpful. Still, I'd visit NY again in a heartbeat. I'm supposed to be there tomorrow but Jury Duty backed me up, so I plan on being in NY next week.


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DL Hammons said...

I've been to New York several times. It is truly an amazing city!! :)

Riot Kitty said...

Great shots! I love to visit NYC, it is much more fun than living there was for me. Although I do miss the convenience of 24-hour diners and a 24-hour subway.

BTW I love vegetarian eggs benedict (they use avocado instead of ham.)

Lynn said...

happygirl -

I hope he goes with you to visit. It far exceeded my expectations. My sister and I acted like tourists and took the double decker tour bus around Manhattan and it really does give a good overview of the city, which was important to me because I had never been there before. It helped me get my bearings.

Sonia -

I can only imagine the beautiful places there are to read there.

Nicole -

It sounds as if you go there on business? I would have liked to see Brooklyn - it sounds lovely, too.

DL -

Truly amazing. My niece and her husband had a flurry of visitors before the moved to DC.

Riot Kitty -

I might try that avocado treatment on Eggs Benedict sometime. Yum.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. sounds lovely and what a great area .. Turtle Bay .. has a resonance about it ..

I was there in 1976 .. but would love it more now and everything's been revamped ..

So wonderful you could visit with your sister and then 'be shown round' by your niece and husband - lovely memories ..

Cheers Hilary

Lynn said...

Hilary -

My favorite thing of all was trying Turkish food from an authentic restaurant for the first time. I'm a fan now.

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