travel New york city
Posted on Jun 27, 2013 by
My husband and I spent a day last week in NYC doing our favorite thing -- wandering around and soaking up the city where we lived for so many years. (All-too-literally soaking it up, because the rain kept reappearing.) We walked from 28th and 7th (where Megabus left us off) over to the Hudson and then along the river to 79th St.
We then went to Zabar`s on Broadway, where we picked up food for lunch, which we ate, sitting in the rain on a bench in Riverside Park. We then walked to the low 90s, where we dropped in on old neighbors. On to Central Park, where we discovered to our joy that the old chain-link fence around the Resevoir has been replaced with a beautiful wrought iron one. (Throughout our entire walk, we could not help but marvel at how much the city parks have improved in the past two decades.)
Exiting Central Park near the Museum of Natural History, we walked again to Zabar`s where we bought dinner to eat on our bus trip home and cheese for a planned picnic at Tanglewood tomorrow. We then hopped on a city bus to Times Square, where we got off and walked in the pouring rain to Penn Station where we hopped on our bus for the 3-hour trip home.
On the bus to Times Square, a woman asked us where we were from. We started to say that we were locals, but then we realized that we aren`t locals anymore -- or are we. Of course, my husband had the perfect answer, saying that he grew up in Flatbush. It turned out that a goodly proportion of the people on the bus had also grown up in Flatbush.
My question to this list is, if you have lived someplace long enough to consider yourself a local, but have moved away, how would you choose to spend a day in that place?
Photos from my recent excursion are at the link below.