Sunday, 23 May 2010

Friday in New York; Ground Zero, Da Marino's, and a Little Night Music in New York

On Friday we explored Manhattan, saw Ground Zero, visited Century 21, (a discount store), strolled through Battery Park and walked through the outskirts of the financial district. These are tiles on a fence in Greenwich village. They were painted by children who lost loved ones in 9/11.

There are many neighbourhoods of New York that have changed over the years, as immigrants have migrated into different parts of the city. For instance, there is a former Jewish synagogue that is now a Buddhist Temple.

There are also lots of "districts." Shopping districts, bargain districts, garment district, fashion district, meat district, fish district, to name a few. One thing we found in the garment district was a shop with sewing machines floor to ceiling in the windows. We were on our bus tour, so didn't go inside. The picture doesn't do it justice, but sure was interesting.

Before we went to the theatre on Friday, we ate supper at a tiny Italian restaurant called Da Marino's. The restaurant was in the basement of a building. It had a unique bathroom. We got a couple of pictures, but not on my camera. I hope to post one of them at some point.

After supper we went to a Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical A Little Night Music with Cathering Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury. It was a lot of fun. We had great seats. Angela Lansbury still has a dominant presence on the stage and a powerful voice. Catherine Zeta Jones is making her Broadway debut. She is quite good. The story is fairly comical, and we had a great night!

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