New York City

Last month we took a short trip to NYC to celebrate a friend’s birthday. With the use of Uber car service we were taken from the Newark airport and delivered safely to Manhattan and our friends apartment only a couple of blocks from Central Park. They had moved from the Jersey Shore within the last year and were renting a two bedroom apartment in the city. Before we had left Seattle our friends sent an email with an entertainment agenda that turned out to provide some great experiences. Besides eating as some wonderful restaurants; Cecil’s, Ma Peche and ll Buco, we listened to music for one evening at the well know Harlem jazz club, Minton’s. I enjoyed a lengthy visit to the sculptor Noguchi’s private museum in Queens and an afternoon at the Met gazing at the photographer Marville’s turn of the century images of Paris. Another photo exhibit at the ICP of Robert Capa’s color photographs was a real treat. On a more sober note the four of us visited the 911 memorial, a truly sad emotionally difficult site. This was my second visit to NYC and I almost became comfortable riding the subway, almost but not quite.