Jersey Boys in NYC was PHEEEEEENOmenallllllll. Oh my, just so so amazing; I was awed throughout and loved and sang along with most all the songs. And what a back story to the success of Frankie Valli. Our second show, a matinee, we scored the tickets through the ticket "lottery" which was awesome since it was on our anniversary. We had tried getting tickets via the lottery for Wicked without success on our first day and we also tried the lottery for an evening performance on our anniversary without success. I would do it again in a heartbeat since it was a HUGE money saver and the tickets were totally acceptable.
Seeing sooooo many HUGE buildings just totally blew my mind, my head was constantly rotating upward to take it in, it seriously was a lot to process and I still am, seriously, I am. Such a hubbub of activity EVERYWHERE we went and it was amazing. I loved the buildings, the details, the architecture of some that were old, with their intricacies and character, yet the smooth hardness of the newer modern ones. The New York Public Library was incredible, I am so glad we did stop in, the building itself was a treat for the eyes and then to see the children's book exhibit with the original Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals, wow! MiRV was a little like "whaaaaat" when I said I would like to pop into the library, but he did think it was very cool once we were there!
NYC Public Library
Seeing the WTC memorial was amazing, it was so well done, it was fitting, it was classy, it made the Pentagon memorial look sadly inadequate IMO. If you recall I was not pleased with the Pentagon memorial. Seeing the WTC memorial I know my gut feeling was right, the Pentagon memorial is just lacking and the disrespect of the visitors was just that disrespect. I was so disappointed. The WTC was all that and more that a memorial should be in my mind. It rivaled the OKC bombing memorial, both are incredibly well done.
Times Square was not near as big as I would have thought but the electronic signs themselves were HUGE. Like jumbotrons on steroids everywhere you looked. It had that Vegas feel to it. In fact that is exactly what I thought as soon as I saw it, this reminds me of Vegas!
Central Park was a H U G E park and kudos to whoever made that happen right smackdab in the middle of this hubbub of activity to make a greenspace such as that. I loved it and we enjoyed it. Very much a park on all levels, playgrounds, pond, volleyball courts, squares, bridges, amphitheater, trees, lots of grassy areas, flowers, etc it was great! If I lived here I would go there a lot to just enjoy the surroundings of the greenery.
Enjoying Central Park!