What a great trip! I am just recording the list of some of the things we did so I can remember highlights for future musings. The trip seemed full of synchronicity, like watching the film Birdman and then just three hours later watching a trio at the Edison Hotel, in the very same bar that was in the movie. Did a lot of walking, recording triple the steps of my normal routine. Little sleep, running on adrenaline, hardly stopping for meals. I am looking forward to my own pillow tonight.
FRIDAY - Kitano Hotel (Park Avenue) Jazz Safari! (Jazz Standard - Alfredo Rodriguez, Cuban pianist + Zinc - Gregorio, Uribe Big Band + Birdland, Molly Ringwald) SATURDAY - Grand Central Station + New York Public Library (Gutenberg bible! Map Room! Dicken's study!) + Guggenheim (Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better) + Central Park (crocus! cardinal! witch hazel!) + Jazz (Roxy + Edison Hotel's Rum Bar) SUNDAY - walk to Chrysler and Chanin Buildings (both closed but saw the lobbies) + Chinese foot massage + Jazz Brunch at the Kitano (Ms. Blue) / change hotels to Belvedere (Hell's Kitchen) / Big Bus Tour of Downtown (St. Paul's) + Brazilian Grille dinner + Big Bus Night tour MONDAY - tour of Greenwich Village with a Big Apple Greeter (bought a new uke!) + lunch (A.O.C.) + High Line walk + Chelsea (Chelsea Hotel!) + Staten Island Ferry + Smalls Jazz Club TUESDAY - Big Bus tour of Uptown + Katz Deli + Tenement Museum + Coney Island + Broadway Play (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) + Top of the Rock WEDNESDAY - Liberty Skyline water tour before heading to the airport and home (love Porter Airlines).