Who wants to go to NYC at 4:30 AM? By morning there were only six takers, but we had our looper posters in hand, Teresa had her book to promote, and the guys were supportive if not excited to be going to NYC at 5 AM.
TODAY SHOW ON ROCKAFELLER PLAZA
Our driver did an excellent job maneuvering traffic (yes rush hour starts early here) and even pointed out a few hot spots for us to visit along the way. We arrived and were second in line for the show!
The show provided a free food truck serving coffee and snacks with donations going towards a good cause.
Teresa was our ring leader. While doing the loop on Sanctuary, she is also promoting her book “Life is Good, Fragile and Precious”, along the way. We are hoping to help her get a book to the on-air talent!
It was exciting to get a front row view of the show, although I hadn’t thought it through that we would be standing there for 3 hours hoping for a good camera shot!
What a good time, we visited with the talent, and were entertained by all the behind the scenes activity. We were so confident our story would get us on the air; but didn’t factor in the appeal of a cute red headed 12 year old celebrating a birthday with aspirations to be a tv personality – he stole our air time!!
By 9am our moment of fame had passed, and time for breakfast! heading down the street, The towering St Patrick Cathedral caught our attention. A quick walk through on the way to a recommended eatery and good to go, and its FREE.
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
Dave and I opted out of the tour to the top of the Empire State building, those that took it reported more time spent on escalators, stairs and lines than actually viewing; but no complaints of the view! With a price tag starting at $35 plus a bit more to get to the upper Observation towers, we felt we could spend $100 in another spot.
While the rest of the group was in the Empire State Building, we walked down 5th avenue towards the Flat Iron Building. This building has a unique shape and has been featured in various movies.
The Library – another Free spot worth visiting for its architecture, large reading room, gift shop and café.
A little further it turned into a arge loft and warehouse building contining six open air restaurants! A variety includes vegetarian, high end steaks, one specializes in seafood, and one is Italian.
Pizza at Nonna’s on Staten Island
And time to eat again! We have loved every spot we choose to eat at , here is one more.
and to unwind, we meet at the Great Kills Yacht club to relive our glory with the local bartender. All smiles as we get another picture with our poster!!
After a long day, what better than a 1.5 mile walk back to the marina! As we waived good night to the others, we caught a ride out too our mooring ball to call it a night. with three nights under our belt on Staten Island, we are ready to move north, post the Statue of Liberty towards our next marina at Croton on Hudson.
More on our adventures to follow. Thanks for reading.