Sunday, September 18, 2011


Wifey and I decided on a spur of the moment weekend in New York City.   It's a four hour bus ride from home and we had enough points to get a free hotel in Times Square.   It's another perk of New England life where there is nothing we can't do within a few hours of home.  Big city, ocean, mountains, wilderness you name it, we can get there.

Today we took the Hop On, Hop Off bus.  Our first stop was Ground Zero and I have to say that I was very encouraged at the union presence. It's patriotism at it's best, where we are not only standing up to terrorist but more importantly war on the working class.

We did return to the Lower East Side that has become our favorite part of the city.  I really get annoyed when I'm in Times Square because it's just too crazy.

Times Square is nuts. 

Orchard St. on the Lower East Side is more my cup of tea.

Click this for big and notice how the building look wrinkled in the middle. 

The United Nations will be in session this week and the place was full of security and film crews. 

United Nations Building. 

Flat Iron Building

So Ho building made of iron and painted to look like stone. 

Angry looking owls

New York never gets dull.  Lately I have been going two or three times a year. May is the Five Boroughs Bike Ride where 32,000 of of gather to take over the city for a few hours.  If you like to eat, the variety and quality of food alone will have you testifying about the city to anyone who will listen.  If your in the Bowery around Delancy Street, try this place. 


  1. Only in NY can you get Tibetan food? I've never seen such a place otherwise in "the middle" US.

  2. Looks like a couple of those streets are closed to car traffic – great for peds. And a delivery bike in front of Café Himalaya!

  3. I used to live in NY... however, it is a place I like to visit, but not live in. It's too busy and chaotic. I always tell people who have not been there, that you can find ANYTHING there... the most random of things (food, services, goods, etc), and that makes NY very interesting.

  4. Those are some of my favorite buildings.