Travel Guide For Life;

What I See From Mountain To Sea; M.A.C.

Lao Tzu said:

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

I have never been to NYC.

That is now going to change.

20 countries but never NYC.

That is now amended.

2020 trip had to be cancled.

Due to COVID 19 pandemic.

2021 will have it accomplished.

NYC here we are.

We will see your trees.

We will pay your fees.

We will wake up in your

Greenwich Village.

We will wake up in your

Staten Island.

We will wake up in your

Lower East Side.

We will wake up at your

Times Square.

We will snap your scenes

to share.

 

 

 

 

On the way to NYC

This lovely, soaring sculpture is between concourse A gates and concourse B gates in the Albuquerque NM airport which is a relatively small international airport. Of course, we had to go to the last gate in the concourse (B10). This is a Delta Airlines flight to Atlanta Georgia and then to NYC.

On the E line of the NYC subway from Jackson Heights to Penn Station of Manhattan. We had to take the Q 70 bus from La Guardia Airport to Jackson Heights subway station to get on this car.

This is the first restaurant that we ate at in NYC. It is a cute, cozy cafe that the locals love.

We are now inside Jack's Wife Freda. We had a great breakfast here.

IN THE LOBBY OF THE WYNDHAM NEW YORKER HOTEL. IT IS LOCATED IN THE HELLS KITCHEN NEIGHBORHOOD OF MANHATTAN. IT WAS COMPLETED IN 1930 AND WAS BUILT IN THE ART DECO ARCHITECTURAL STYLE. NICOLA TESLA LIVED HERE FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS UNTIL HIS DEATH. BENNY GOODMAN AND TOMMY DORSEY PERFORMED HERE WITH THEIR BIG BANDS. SPENCER TRACY ALSO STAYED HERE AS WELL AS JOAN CRAWFORD, MOHAMMED ALI, AND FIDEL CASTRO.

New York City has so very many iconic street scenes I am overwhelmed trying to get as many as I can. This photo is across the street from the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel.

This sculpture of a tailor at a sewing machine is a few streets south of Times Square. Or it can be a few streets west of Times Square. I am not sure because I was always lost in NYC. The sculpture of a tailor and a giant pin cushion are significant because this is the Garment District which once was dominated by textile factories and shops. There are a few textile shops still here.

A second view of the Tailor at his sewing machine sculpture near where the Garment District meets Times Square. This sculpture is actually called The Garment Worker.

I have heard that one should avoid Times Square in the day time hours because of the heavy tourist crowds. But we were here rather early, following a NYC greeter before noon time. The crowds were not bad at all yet. The greeter, Bob, mostly showed us Wyndham New Yorker Hotel which has a small museum in the basement floor. It is quite an iconic NYC original for sure. Bob also showed the Garment District, Theater District, and Times Square, with the history of each, favorite restaurants, and favorite shops. He likes Bens' Kosher Deli, Juniors' Bakery, and the Hershey Store (the largest I have ever seen and probably ever will see). ,