Wednesday, October 07, 2009

My holiday lists

Is this too much to slot into one and a half days in Brooklyn?

  1. Go to one of those delis where you have a plastic box and fill it up with stuff from a huge display and then get it weighed and pay for it.
  2. Eat a pastrami on rye sandwich.
  3. Did you ever see that film (one of my very favourite rom-coms) Crossing Delancey? In that film, there is a Jewish guy who sells pickles. He fishes them out of barrels with his bare hands. If there’s anywhere like that now, I want to go.
  4. Visit the library where Francie Nolan went, from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
  5. See some brownstone houses in Brooklyn Heights.
  6. Walk on the Brooklyn Bridge.
  7. Hang out in coffee shops, watching people and making up their backstories with Ella (my good friend and talented writer.)

Is this too much for 3 days in NYC?

  1. Ride on the Staten Island Ferry
  2. Visit the Guggenheim
  3. Go to the top of the Empire State Building
  4. See Grand Central Station
  5. Hang out with my son and my daughter-in-law while drinking a margarita – one of my very favourite composite activities when I’m in the USA, whether it’s NYC or San Francisco, Denver or Mendocino.

p.s. The taxi is coming tomorrow at 5.15. a.m. so this may be my last post for several days.( woo-hoo!)

p.p.s. AArrgghh… almost forgot to pack my Yorkshire tea bags.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Hi Sue, now I'm back blog reading, there's no stopping me! I went to NY two years ago and found that there wasn't time to do all I wanted to do because of the crowds and the queues! I don't care though because that means I have to go back again - and that's no hardship as far as I can see!