New York City 2/18/2014

FEBRUARY 18, 2014 (Tuesday)

 

It was supposed to snow again last night but by the time we woke up, it was just gray and cold (again).

We didn’t get up and out until late. We decided to go to lunch at a place that had been recommended by Beth C. Beth C. is the nice lady who had told us about the great ice cream place in Missoula, Montana, and about Duck Donuts in Kitty Hawk. She hasn’t steered us wrong so we decided to go for it and made reservations at Becco. 

We walked to Becco’s on West 46th Street. We were a little early for our 12:30 PM reservations so we went over to West 45th Street and got tickets for tonight’s performance of “Once the Musical.”  We had seen a little bit on television about it, and it looked interesting, so we got the tickets at their box office (about the same price as waiting in like at the TKTS Booth). We walked through an alley type way and over to the restaurant and were immediately seated. The restaurant was lovely and very Italian. Great service. Prices weren’t too bad for lunch. Michael and Lexi got the three pasta, all you can eat, lunch; and I got a lemon chicken. Everything was excellent. You could tell they make their own pasta as it was so thin. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Yummy.

Right outside our hotel they were getting ready to film a shot for Sharknado2, Wow

Right outside our hotel they were getting ready to film a shot for Sharknado2, Wow

Becco front dining room.

Becco front dining room.

Bread, spread and olives.

Bread, spread and olives.

Lex got a blood orange martini.

Lex got a blood orange martini.

Lex and I got a Caesar Salad.

Lex and I got a Caesar Salad.

 

Mine and it was delicious.

Mine and it was delicious.

Nice skylight in the back dining room where we sat.

Nice skylight in the back dining room where we sat.

Edie's Lemon Chicken.  Could have been pork or beef, and would have been good.

Edie’s Lemon Chicken. Could have been pork or beef, and would have been good.

The three pastas were brought out in the skillet in which they were prepared.

The three pastas were brought out in the skillet in which they were prepared.

One waiter held the skillet and another used two spoons to serve a generous proportion.

One waiter held the skillet and another used two spoons to serve a generous proportion.

It was while we were eating that Michael looked at our paperwork for the Daily Show. We discovered that if we went to the Daily Show, we would not be able to go to Once the Musical, because the taping would not get out in time. What a bummer. We resolved, however, that when we come back to live for a few months, we will do all the television show things we didn’t get to do this time.

After our amazing lunch, Lexi went back to her room and Michael and I went to the Diamond District. So much wealth concentrated in such a small area.

Edie loved this planter.

Edie loved this planter.

Hours later we walked by and Lex loved it.  Like mother...

Hours later we walked by and Lex loved it. Like mother…

Rolex's galore.

Rolex’s galore.

Edie is fascinated by the dress of Hasidic Jews.  There is no discrete way to take a picture.

Edie is fascinated by the dress of Hasidic Jews. There is no discrete way to take a picture.

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Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

We went to the theater and bought matinee tickets to No Man’s Land with Patrick Steward and Ian McKellen.

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Then we walked to the Jersey Boy theater and got tickets for tomorrow night. Again, we got tickets at their box office for what we would have paid at the TKTS Booth. We decided to go back to our “home” for a rest. (We are old people after all and needed to relax.) We both fell asleep. It was wonderful. Didn’t wake up until almost 5:30 PM, when it was time to leave for the play. We were told we should get to the play by 6:30 PM as the cast played music before the show.

We were told this is normal.  We thought it was a fire.

We were told this is normal. We thought it was a fire.

We got to the show a little early and got to talking to some people who were waiting outside the theater next door. It’s not open yet but they are preparing for an opening in March for “Mothers and Sons,” starring Tyne Daly. Anyway, the grandmother, mother, and sister of the youngest star, Grayson Taylor, were waiting on the rehearsal to finish and we got to talk to them about the play. How exciting. The whole family are actors. Again, only in New York. How fun. 

She's done a few commercials, I asked her, in my best sing song voice, if I could borrow $10,000.  Her mom grabbed her tight.

She’s done a few commercials, I asked her, in my best sing song voice, if I could borrow $10,000. Her mom grabbed her tight.

Grandmother, Mom and Sister

Grandmother, Mom and Sister

We got into our play without a problem. The theater was beautiful but the chairs were from the 1800’s and so uncomfortable and close. No room at all to move your feet. Very uncomfortable but the play was really good. It was different but I loved it. High energy by the cast and what talent!  Each member played multiple instruments, sang, danced – amazing.

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Really interesting stage.

Really interesting stage.

After the play, on our walk back “home,” we happened by the theater where “After Midnight” was playing. At the same time we were walking by, K.D. Lang walked out the door and we got to take her picture. I love New York! Always something going on. We also stopped by the Steak and Shake to get a late dinner to bring back up to our room.

K.D. Lang

K.D. Lang

K.D. Lang

K.D. Lang

That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

 

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