New York, New York… And one More Thing

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Ticket to the top the Empire State Building

Ticket to the top the Empire State Building

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Bird's eye view from the Empire State Building (Ha! Ha! Couldn't help it.)

Bird’s eye view from the Empire State Building (Ha! Ha! Couldn’t help it.)

Empire State building

Empire State building

The Empire State building

The Empire State building

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Subway Attendant: Of course I can help you. Fullerton Station? For a cruise around the harbour? Nice. Nice. Trains 1, 2 or 3 will work for you. But, if you take 1, then you need to switch to 2 or 3 at Chamber’s Street. One way or return? Return to Central Park? No. No. Not a problem. Let’s see. $9 should do it. I’ll show you how to work the ticket machine. Select 2 passengers. Select $9. Now here’s the thing, you’re going to be charged $1 in addition to the ticket. No one knows why. I hear you. I feel the same way. What’s this world coming to, hey? How’re you going to pay, cash or charge? Cash? Ah, one more thing, it doesn’t give the correct change for a $20. But if you go to that concession stand over there and buy something, you’ll have a $10 bill. Yep, Visa works. There you go. Go through those turn styles. One of you goes first, then pass the ticket back. Head up those stairs to Platform B. Oh, and one more thing. When you swipe your ticket, don’t swing like a golfer. Or like you’re chopping food with a cleaver.

Like Robbie

Like my buddy, Robbie

Swipe it like you’re mad at your husband, but not too mad. Slow and steady. With control. You want him to know you mean business, but you don’t want to hurt him. Ha! Ha! Enjoy.

Oh and one more thing. I say that a lot don’t I? Please tell your friends, your relatives, what the heck, strangers, that New York is not the scary place shows and movies have made it out to be. We’ve worked hard to make our city be as clean, safe and friendly as possible.

Manhattan, New York

Manhattan, New York

Ellis Island, New York

Ellis Island, New York

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Central, Park, New  York City

Central, Park, New York City

FAO Schwarz, New York City

FAO Schwarz, New York City

FAO Schwarz, New York City

FAO Schwarz, New York City

FAO Schwarz, New York City

FAO Schwarz, New York City

New York Pretzl

New York Pretzel

Shelley and John

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24 thoughts on “New York, New York… And one More Thing

  1. You ate street vendor food?!?! Lived and worked there for 10 years. Love it. Hate it. Thanks for sharing familiar sights and sounds. Vicarious is good. 🙂 You look like you enjoyed your visit. They have helpful subway attendants now??? What a world!

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    • Do pretzels count? I thought you shouldn’t eat street food in Thailand but New York would have been OK. That guy was amazing. Truth be told, after the harbour cruise, we came upon cops and kids. Apparently a stabbing. YIKES.

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  2. I love this post! Funny but some great photos of joyful relationship between a husband and a wife! You look like a lot of fun, wish you lived close and I could hang out with you! Thanks for your supportive recent comment on my post about the guy who needed to be “let go of!” Great punch line, “kick him to the curb!” You tell it like you see it!

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  3. Ground Zero is a place some of us NYers never go near. We drove past it recently, but for those of us who experienced it firsthand…not appealing. Next time, try the West Village…quiet, pretty and lots of great cafes and restaurants.

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