June 12, 2017

New York City 2017, Part Two

On Wednesday afternoon, I had my first Book Expo event, so I made the most of the morning.  First I wandered around the Upper East Side.  When I came out of the subway I spotted this wonderful building.

The reason I came uptown was to seek out this "vest-pocket" park that I read about in the NYTimes.

Everyone knows about Central Park, but NYC is full of small pocket parks.  This is the most sophisticated one I've come across.  The sound of the waterfall was so wonderful, I didn't want to leave.

I don't know the address of this building on East 52nd, but I'd sure like an apartment there.

Greenacre Park, seek it out next time you're in NYC.

I still had some time and I hadn't visited Alexander Hamilton's grave.  I usually visit his grave on every trip to NYC.  So back on the subway to downtown, to Trinity Church.

His wife's grave is next to his.  I don't know the meaning of the coins left on her marker, but I guess it's a sign of respect.  I know that leaving coins on veteran's headstones is a military tradition.

After visiting Hamilton I wondered around the Little Italy and SoHo neighborhoods and stumbled upon another wonderful small park the Elizabeth Street Garden.  What a wonderful jumble of "stuff"!

The sign says "Please do not lean back".

For the next two and a half days, I was busy at the Javitz Convention Center for Book Expo.  On Saturday, my last day in town, I had a relaxing morning and in the afternoon I went to another B'way show, Cats!

The musical was wonderful and fast paced.  The darnest thing happened at intermission, the audience wandered onto the stage!  This is the first time I've ever see that happen.

New York is a wonderful town, there is so much to see, it's remarkable.
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