New York City 2/19/2014

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 (Wednesday)

 

Woke up to rain and grey. Feels a little warmer but not much. 

When we did venture out (about 11:30 AM), the Sharknado 2 set was in full swing on our block. Kinda fun walking by the food tent, the makeup area, and the star’s trailers.  Also walked by the original “Soup Nazi” place from Seinfield. When we came back at around 5:00 PM, they had all the bright lights going and were still shooting. Love it.

Sharknado 2 filming right outside our door.

Sharknado 2 filming right outside our door.

Long line of vendor trucks, not sure if they are for the offices or the movie shoot.

Long line of vendor trucks, not sure if they are for the offices or the movie shoot.

Semi truck dressing rooms.

Semi truck dressing rooms.

Lucy and Desi, we think they are code names.

Lucy and Desi, we think they are code names.

The original that was in Seinfield, now it is a chain and there are several throughout NYC.

The original that was in Seinfield, now it is a chain and there are several throughout NYC.

Michael and I went back to the Pick a Bagel place and got some coffee, salad, and a bagel. Good food and pretty good prices for New York City. (Lexi went to a local place and went back to her room because she didn’t want to go to the play.) We still had plenty of time before our play (Waiting for Godot) at 2:00 PM. We decided to just walk down one street and then back up another one. I have been hoping to find a purse like we did last time we were here, but because of the rain – nothing is out but umbrellas. We finally went into a bar and had a drink before the show to kill some time.

Pick a bagel.

Pick a Bagel

I thought this interesting.

I thought this interesting.

George M Cohan statue.

George M Cohan statue.

Times Square Visitor's Center.

Times Square Visitor’s Center.

The Cort Theater is beautiful. Small and intimate. The play itself was rather slow. It was only made great by the actors – Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Such great stars. After the play we waited outside and got their autographs on the Playbill. That was so much fun.

Gloomy stage.

Gloomy stage.

Fun looking side balconies.

Fun looking side balconies.

Ian McKellen, he was great.

Ian McKellen, he was great.

Billy Crudup, played Lucky.

Billy Crudup, played Lucky.

Someone gave Sir Ian flowers.

Someone gave Sir Ian flowers.

Patrick Stewart, nice guy.

Patrick Stewart, nice guy.

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He signed Edie's Playbill and she said, "Thank you so much." and he replied, "You are most welcome."

He signed Edie’s Playbill and she said, “Thank you so much.” and he replied, “You are most welcome.”

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After the show we walked across the street – through this fountain thing. Very interesting and beautiful. We continued walking down Broadway to the Wellington Hotel. I wanted to show Michael where Lexi and I stayed last time. It is a nice hotel but it’s so much louder, older, and further than where we are at now. We then walked to our hotel but had to dodge all the Sharknado people working. Kinda interesting.

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My favorite painting inside the lobby of the Wellington.

My favorite painting inside the lobby of the Wellington.

Sharknado 2 is still going.

Sharknado 2 is still going.

Around 6:30 PM, we left and walked to the August Wilson Theater to see the Jersey Boys. Such a great musical. We’ve seen it several times and always have enjoyed it. We got seats in the very front row. Sounded good at the time we got them but in reality you are looking up the actors’ noses and see every flaw. After the play we waited outside for their autographs and pictures. Out of all the plays we’ve seen on this trip, it is still our favorite. Hope it’s around when we come back.

Jersey Boys stage.

Jersey Boys stage.

Waiting at the stage door.

Waiting at the stage door.

Across the street, I became a fan from Breaking Bad.

Across the street, I became a fan from Breaking Bad.

Frankie

Frankie

Bobby

Bobby

We walked home and stopped at the pizza joint around the corner where you get two slices and a can of coke for $2.75. Best deal in town, I think.

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Anyway, that was our day. Hope yours was great!

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