Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My favourite things

I loved my weekend away in New York: it was interesting and fun, and the best thing was spending time with my family -Isaac -

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and Wendy – though the poor thing was ill for most of the weekend -

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and my friend Ella.

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My favourite things on my Brooklyn Day with Ella were Katz’s Deli – you remember Katz’s Deli from When Harry Met Sally

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Just take a look at that pastrami on rye, that split pea soup and the Celray soda – yum!

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walking across Brooklyn Bridge to NYC…

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and visiting the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side where we saw, amongst other things, how a family of six immigrants lived in 1873, in 3 tiny rooms, two of which had no windows.

I also had my first ever pedicure…

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OK, I have to come clean – those are Ella’s feet. They’re prettier than mine.

My favourite New York sights seen with Isaac were…going up the Empire State Building and seeing the fabulous Art Deco interior…

and the stunning view…

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and visiting Ellis Island, where twelve million immigrants were processed on their arrival in America.

The exhibits in the museum moved me to tears.

And lastly, I was seriously impressed by Grand Central Station…

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I had some tasty food…that pastrami on rye I mentioned…

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a lovely meal out at Rye in Brooklyn with Ella and Mikal – thanks, you two;

and my birthday meal – thank you Isaac and Wendy – at Smith and Wollensky’s. Filet mignon…mmmmm. When you live with a vegetarian and most of your family is vegetarian and you’re a carnivore yourself, it’s a big treat to go to a place whose advert says “If steak were a religion, this would be the cathedral.” My father would have approved (bless his knife and fork.)


Isaac said...

That's quite a sandwich!

Sue Hepworth said...

Yes, I had to take half of it home and put it in Ella's fridge. I hope Mikal found it and ate it.

Sabby said...

Hi Sue,

I loved looking at the NY photo's, me and a friend went to NY last October and I am now completely obsessed with the place, the buzz and atmosphere is amazing. I'll be going again next year April I think.
Well, I'm glad you had a fab time too and I think I may visit this deli you've been raving about next time I go, but I'll have to have something veggie or fishy as I only eat Halal meat, BOO!!

Sue Hepworth said...

Well, it is a very meaty place, but Ella is a veggie, and she found something nice - a Knish, and the split pea soup.The flyer I have also says "We carry New York's best cheesecake."