Sweet! Now to get to the hotel. I asked if we were renting a car. Allen told me that there was no need for a car in New York City because public transportation was plentiful and could get us anywhere we needed to be. We boarded the air-train to Jamaica Station, transferred to the Long Island Railroad
and got off at Penn Station, just below Madison Square Garden. When we surfaced from the underground station I was not disappointed. The streets were filled with all of the sights and sounds that I expected - masses of people, honking taxicabs speeding through traffic and street vendors galore. I snapped a couple of pictures of Allen at Madison Square Garden
and we headed toward our hotel. Allen asked if I wanted to take a bus, ride the subway or walk - I had to choose walking. It seemed the best way to soak in what the city had to offer. And I was IN NEW YORK!! We purchased hotdogs from a street vendor and made our way to the Hotel Edison. As we walked we passed the venues for all sorts of productions and I realized we were staying in the heart of the theater district - also just a short walk from Broadway and Times Square.
(the view from our hotel)
Once we returned, we just walked the city and found all sorts of great places.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Radio City Music Hall and the NBC Studios
And just when I thought it couldn't possibly get any better...
Newsies on Broadway. Wednesday night. Amazing seats.
Goodness gracious. NEWSIES ON BROADWAY!!!
This was almost too much happiness for one day.