Sunday, May 3, 2009

April in New York

I've been away for about 10 days on a business trip to our corporate headquarters in New York. I really enjoy Manhattan - the city is so diverse, so vibrant. Crowded yes, but people have found a way to make this a very enjoyable (albeit expensive) place to live.

Like the Seattle area, New York has had a pretty long winter, and the long wait for Spring ended the first weekend I was there. Temperatures in the high 80's to low 90's brought people out to the many parks that dot the city. In Madison Square Park, which is near my office, an ethnic festival was taking place.

The hotel I was staying at was in a new (for me) area, so I spent a lot of time walking around, getting my bearings. I came upon this place for a bagel and coffee:

After coffee, more time spent wandering the neighborhood. Good thing I am walking, and not driving - parking is astronomical here.


Baron's Life said...

Hi Lance..nice pot and picture...Looks like you enjoyed NY.
It is a vibrant place...The weather is still not warm up here.

Unknown said...

Welcome Back
I remember driving downtown Toronto 20 years ago and tried to find a parking spot. The cheapest lot was $7.00 an hour back then and you had to leave your key as all the cars were jammed together and they had to move them all the time to dig you out.

It seems you had a good time exploring your area. Sometimes it nice to have a change of scene which makes you appreciate the West all the more

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Stephen said...

I was in Seattle a couple of weeks ago on business; Actually it was the Season opener for the Mariners. I was blown away by the cost of parking over there too. $40 for event parking, ouch!

Ride Well


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