Visited the 9/11 Memorial. Very emotional experience being in such a historical place. Then we grabbed some lunch and walked over to Wall Street and saw the outside of the NYSE.
Next up: The Late Show with David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater.
It was just so cool being in such an historic theater that is legendary to anyone who likes TV history. I mean, The Beatles played on this stage in ’64. Loved the atmosphere and the show. We were very fortunate to have tickets for this one considering Dave it retiring next year.
Thursday: Late Night with Seth Meyers, Studio 8G, Rockefeller Center
Another historic broadcasting venue. This studio served as home to the color years of Concentration and was home to Jeopardy! with Art Fleming, to name a few. The show was better than the last time I tried to watch on TV at home. 8G is a smaller studio but felt very comfortable and intimate. Had a great seat. In fact, there wasn’t a bad seat in the studio anywhere. Very enjoyable indeed.
Went down to Brooklyn to visit the street where Tony Manero (John Travolta) walked down in Saturday Night Fever. Took a very bad photo of myself strutting down the street, albeit more reserved than he was in the film. Ate at Lenny’s Pizza, the pizza place he grabs a couple of slices from in that famous opening.
The evening came, and we went to see Avenue Q at the New World Stages (50th Street)
I had always wanted to see a show in NYC. Even though this is an off-Broadway version of the famous play, I hadn’t seen it and had always wanted to. (Missed an opportunity to see it in Knoxville a few years back.) This show was magical, funny, witty and well worth the wait to see it. I can’t properly express in this blog post how much I truly enjoyed it.
Greg’s birthday dinner afterwards was something to behold! He picked the place: Carmine’s on 44th Street near Times Square. The catch of this place was that anything you order is enough for 2-3 people. Greg chose the spaghetti and meatballs. If one could compare a food experience to sexual orgasm, then OH MY GOD THIS WAS IT. So amazing!
Saturday: Long ass drive home.
Photos to come later this week.