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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time in New York City

I haven't spent much time in NYC even though I'm relatively close by - central Jersey to the city is only 1.5hr by train.  But I didn't let that stop me from spending time this weekend since my friend Jimmy was going to be in town. 

Couldn't have asked for a better day - it was sunny but on the cooler side with the wind.  After stepping off from Penn Station we found some local pizza for lunch and then made our way toward Times Square.  Still amazing to me to see all of the digital boards (plus the NYE ball was still perched).  We did a quick scan of broadway tickets before walking towards Rockefeller Center.  $40 to get on the elevator to visit the Top of the Rock?! 

St. Patricks' Cathedral was just down the block and we walked in to see the choir, organ, and processional for the start of Mass with Cardinal Dolan (who used to be Archbishop in Milwaukee). 

A brisk walk down 5th Avenue was followed by a quick stop at Trump Tower.  The escalator was still there and so was the Secret Service en masse.

We made our way to the Met (Art) and didn't have nearly enough time to see everything before we walked through Central Park and took a cab back to Times Square.  Dinner was via OpenTable at Barbetta, a family-owned Italian restaurant.  Probably one of the best Italian meals I've had outside of Italy.

A great day all around!

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