6.26.2008

New York Part 2 - Lynne is In!

So Friday, after the work conference concluded at noon, Lynne flew into NYC so we could spend some time enjoying the city together (and it was her Christmas present...I know, a bit late, but she was patient). We spent Friday-Monday evening in the city, and had a blast.

Highlights of the trip via category:
Events:
Friday--late night stand-up at The Comic Strip, which was hilarious
Saturday--Avenue Q (hilarious musical) on Broadway
Sunday--Joao Gilberto (the father of bossa nova, "Girl from Ipanema") serenading the audience at Carnegie Hall (hands down the coolest concert venue I've been to)
Monday--NBC tour where Kirk got to geek out over being in the Conan, SNL, and NBC Nightly News studios

Food:
Dinners--Les Halles (Anthony Bourdain's former place, "Kitchen Confidential"), which was tremendous, Molyvos (amazing greek cuisine), and Brio (in-law's favorite Italian joint, great seafood pasta)
Lunches/Snacks--Gray's Papaya (I had to!), the Stage Deli (only plate of food Kirk couldn't finish on the trip), random hot dog cart (Kirk only!), and an amazing little brunch spot in the West Village (thanks to wonderful coworker Neeta!)

Misc: Walking through Central Park (more beautiful than I anticipated), listening to some street performers there, walking through Soho, walking through a cute West Village flea market, walking up and down 5th Ave. and Times Square (too crowded), and lots of walking in general!



Shot from Central Park on a misty Monday

A wonderful idyll in Central Park sitting in the sun at the fountain and listening to this guy play some great music (but sadly he didn't know any good Ben Harper tunes)

Mmmm...Gray's Papaya

Lynne outside Carnegie Hall before the concert

Saturday in Central Park

The spectacular Literary Walk in Central Park


Central Park

Brasserie Les Halles, former home of Anthony Bourdain...so delicious, and yes, as Bourdain attests, the BEST frites in the entire world!

Wonderful subway performers!


Rockefeller Center (the NBC tour was really fun!)


The infamous sandwiches at The Stage Deli, the only plate of food I couldn't finish (including finishing Lynne's food every other meal!) on the entire trip. It was about 3 pounds of corned beef, brisket, and pastrami (the Conana O'Brien sandwich).

1 comment:

meredithemerick said...

Looks like you had tons of fun--and food! Glad you got to get away together. Hope you are doing well. xoxoxo, mer