New York City: A Few of My Favorite Things

Here’s a top ten list of my favorite NYC memories and experiences, which may inspire some
activities for your next Big Apple visit:

1) Seeing A Chorus Line on Broadway before the lights dimmed in
1990. It was great that Dad made sure we saw this before the curtains closed. But now it’s
coming back, opening September 21, 2006.

2) Visiting the New York Public Library, followed by lunch in
Bryant Park, always excellent for people watching.

3) Eating a hot pretzel from a street vendor — it has to be really hot!

4) Riding the subway – I could do this for hours, but I’m always trying to
make it from point A to point B when I’m in town. (Erik gets to
ride daily, lucky guy.)

[Related: Just saw this — check out Gothamist’s links to
subway art]

5) Watching the model sail boats on the
Conservatory Water in Central

6) Visiting Rockefeller Plaza at the holidays to see the angels and skaters (oh yeah, and the tree), along with a
stop in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Maybe this
year we’ll splurge for a visit to the new observatory opening November 1st at the
Top of the Rock.

[Related: See photos at

7) Countless day trips with Dad to the museums: MOMA, The
Guggenheim, The Cooper-Hewitt and most
recently, a visit to the wonderful Brooklyn Museum

8) Browsing the stacks with mom at
of Wonder
children’s bookstore.

9) An occasional stroll through

on 59th Street, just to marvel at the skills of top-notch expert shoppers!

10) Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…in my
pj’s at my parents’ place on a brisk November morning.