Category New York

New York – A three-star last day

Like all good things, our trip came to a close on Saturday.  But our flights were late enough that we still had the bulk of the day to play — and play we did! Nicole, a good friend of mine from Kennedy Center days, recently moved from DC to New York, so we began our […]

New York – Towers and windows and sign language on New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is typically pretty dull.  The parties from the night before are over, and although it’s technically a holiday, it’s one that you celebrate while knowing that you’ve still got a long, greyish stretch of winter before the distant summer.    That said, if you’re willing to get up early(ish), New Year’s Day is a great day to […]

New York – New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve was the piece de resistance of our trip, the day that we had all been waiting for.  And so naturally we stayed up until 2am the night before and woke up groggy and a little bit out of sorts.  That was okay, though, because all the action wouldn’t start until the evening […]

New York – Theatre Day!

We knew that the bulk of our first full day in New York would be spent sitting in dark theaters — we had tickets to both matinee and evening performances — so we decided to start off with a hearty Belgian brunch at Le Pain Quotidien . . . Belgian hot chocolate, which you make […]

Hello, New York!

On Tuesday morning we left sunny San Juan and flew to New York.  I spent most of the 3.5-hour flight zonked out beneath my eye-mask (our dissolute vacation habits of getting roughly 5 hours of sleep each night were catching up to me) and landed at the Big Apple bright eyed and ready for the […]

Back for more

I’m back in New York for another round of negotiations. How long will I be here this time? No one knows! So far meetings are only scheduled for tomorrow; I can make it through Wednesday without needing to do laundry (and through sometime next week before needing to repeat a tie).   Times Square as […]

Shakespeare in New York

I have been in New York this week.  A client called me up on Monday for a round of meetings and hasn’t let me go since.  Not that much is actually happening to require my presence (the negotiations have been stalled since Monday afternoon); mostly I think the client just wants to know it has me ready at hand, just in case.  The […]