Sunday, May 28, 2006

Turn the beat around...

Alive & kicking in NYC--doing lots, seeing lots, more than I've time to write about at length right now. More to come after I get home on Wednesday...

Highlights thus far:
--Stowing away on a boat to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island and getting free hot dogs & ice cream out of the deal, too (Regina used to work on those boats & knows a bunch of people who still work on them)
--Corona Park out in Queens, right by Shea Stadium--home of the
1964 World's Fair and the Unisphere (as seen above, and also in the climax of Men In Black)--also home of the Queens Museum of Art, which is home to an utterly amazing scale panoramic model of the entire NYC area. Nerdtastic.
St. Paul's Chapel, which miraculously survived the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11--a tree fell, and steel beams from the towers fell on top of that, sheltering the old gravestones & the church from heavier fallout...really moving place.
The Forbes Galleries, a slightly random collection of stuff Malcolm Forbes liked (toy soldiers, boats, Monopoly boards). But it's FREE, and hardly anybody else seemed to know to go there, which made it all the more enjoyable.

Tomorrow--Coney Island, a walk across Brooklyn Bridge, a ride up the Empire State Building, a walk around Broadway/Times Square, and lunch at the cafe they used as the front of the cafe they went to on Seinfeld. Well, between tomorrow and Wednesday, anyway--not necessarily all in one day. :+)

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