Category New York

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 […]

Birthday weekend, part 3 – Falling with Alice

Birthdays aside, the main reason for Amanda’s and my rendez-vous in New York was to see Then She Fell.  It’s an immersive theatre experience roughly in the same genre as Sleep No More (which I saw and wrote about last year), only here the story was Alice In Wonderland, we didn’t wear masks, and there […]

Birthday weekend, part 2 – Exploring Brooklyn

Like I said, by the time we finally turned out the lights on Friday night, it was well past 3:00am.  For some reason this prompted Amanda to ask if we needed to set an alarm and wouldn’t it be nice to just sleep in for a while?  Fortunately, I saw through this trick question (it was actually […]