The flowers are not the only thing blossoming in NYC. Bears came out of hibernation last weekend, bubble makers had children chasing past Amish picnickers in Washing Square Park, and a friendly duo swung rope for anyone who could jump. There was the entrepreneurial box for donations, but hey, this is New York, and this same spot last year helped a mobile piano player raise enough for a baby grand. Maybe with different babies in mind, flower children added their own dash of color, oblivious to the season or anything else…
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Fess up G = that really was you jumping rope & with the bear!! 🙂 Twinkletoes with love
A very bubbly time
Have loved your reports on Rod ‘s ABC late night radio show for a long time.
Your descriptions are so vivid I feel like I visit NYC each time, although its 25 years since I was there.
However, from 22/5/14 I have 9 days in the big apple … and intend to visit some of your featured spots (J P Morgan library, Central park ping pong, The Cloisters, Washington Square Park, Gramercy Tavern, the Highline, Ground Zero etc ) My 2 companions have never seen NYC so the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Frick, MOMA, Guggenheim etc will be on our list.
Spring blossoms look like a bonus.
Are there any seasonal events or day trips you have up your sleeve and would recommend to us during that time?
Keep up your radio reports…you have many fans.
Thank you Susan! You have a great list already and I imagine your 9 days here will be exhausting and exhilarating. You may want to relax with some Barge Music under the Brooklyn Bridge. I always get great feedback from recommending it. They have a free concert on Saturday afternoons which you could always tie in with a ferry ride up/down the East River. The ride gives you a great perspective of the city and the Barge experience is just gorgeous. Also there is a very good ice-cream shop near the entrance…
There is a very interesting exhibition in the iconic soon-to-be-pulled-down sugar factory across the river in Williamsburg. Can’t wait to go myself – just waiting for the rain to stop so we can ride over…. http://communityartsnyc.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/new-york-citys-creative-time-presents-a-subtlety-by-kara-walker/
Another thing is Sotheby’s – it’s a place you don’t normally think of to visit, but they have that incredibly rare stamp on view…
Don’t forget cocktails at the Campbell Apartments in Grand Central – or from the amazing rooftop of The Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District. Apple martinis are in order! Have a fantastic time!