New York City, Feb. 25 -27, 2011

Great weekend with Mark & Jane in the Big Apple, although Ralph did engage in seriously risky behavior [wearing a Red Sox cap]. 

Friday – drove in heavy rain to New Haven, took the Metro to Grand Central Station. Toured the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue from the1880s, with a new stained glass window from 2010. Stayed on the Lower East Side for the Tenement Museum. Back up town to the Sofitel hotel, then Friday night services on the upper East Side, and lovely dinner at Rob & Marlene’s apartment overlooking the East River and Roosevelt Island.

Saturday – Brooklyn Diner for breakfast (I think) toured the New York Public Library (with lions, without ghosts). Very impressive exhibit on the 3 Abrahamic religions, featuring Torah, Talmud, Koran, Bible, and other items from the library’s collections, with a “can’t we all just get along” vibe. Then walked the HighLine – a garden planted on an old abandoned elevated railroad track , with nice views of lower Manhattan. From there – Soho galleries and shops. Back uptown to Times Square for the TKTS line, entertaining in its own right. Dinner at a french Bistro (so good!), saw Newsical for 1/2 price. Amusing musical review, with skits about current events, like Capitol Steps; but very talented singers.

Sunday, MOMA for the Picasso guitars exhibit, lunch at Stage Deli, then back to Grand Central Station for the train to New Haven, and the drive home.


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    Alba Shevkin said,

    Nancy here…you can plan a weekend for us anytime!! I am in awe of your traveling prowess…

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