13 November 2007

New York, New York

Times Square, NY

Did You Know?

- Times Square was named for the Times Building which housed the former offices of the New York Times.

- In the early 1900's when the publisher, John Ochs moved the Times' newspaper operations, he persuaded mayor George B. MacClellan, Jr to construct a subway station there and the area was renamed "Times Square" on April 8, 1904. Just 3 weeks later, the first electrified advertisement appeared on the side of a bank at 46th Street & Broadway.

- The intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street, at the southeast corner of Times Square, is the Eastern Terminus of the Lincoln Highway, the first road across America.

SoHo, NY

This is VACATION time for us! Returned today from a trip to NYC having spent 13 hours in SoHo and Greenwich Village on Sunday and walked 30-40 blocks today on 7th Avenue (fashion avenue), Times Square, Broadway & the Theater District. We even got a preview of one of Macy's windows that are decorated for Christmas. Official unveiling: Nov. 18, 2007 @ 5:30PM

Sadly the stagehands weren't able to negotiate thier contract renewal prior to the deadline and just went on STRIKE! We hope they've gotten the attention of the decision-makers and can get it resolved in time for the millions of people travelling to see a broadway show for the holidays!!

I took a young friend to see Cirque du Soleil's "Wintuk" at Madison Square garden last tuesday. So we made it just in time before the strike! The best part of the show was when an avalanche of falling "snow" covered the entire audience at the end of the show! It was magical.

Next we head off to this 19th century victorian B&B for three days of Rest & Relaxation.

1 comment:

Diane said...

We just took a "too short" trip to New York too.

Unfortunately, we didn't get any pictures. I forgot to put film in the camera.

I loved yours!