The sniffles slowed me down a little, but mom and I still managed to pack in many activities.
We saw two great plays, The Bald Soprano and Anything Goes. I had resisted the latter having seen (to my mind) the definitive version with Patti LuPone. But friends convinced me that Sutton Foster delivers a stellar performance as Reno Sweeney, and they were right–it is a MUST SEE!
Dining out is always an integral part of a NYC visit, and with OpenTable reservations are a breeze. We enjoyed ABC Kitchen(where the shopping is pretty good too,) Vai (UWS,) & Maialino (Danny Meyer’s Italian in the Gramercy Park Hotel.)
As for shopping, SFA is still the best, but Barney’s, Bloomies (renovations only about 1/2 finished,) and Bergdorf’s are worth a spin. Didn’t get to the new Tory Birch store on Madison or the colorful Marimekko store on lower Fifth–next trip!
Having lived in NYC, I have seen most of the “sights,” but The High Line is new since my departure. The abandoned rail line, now a park, revitalized an entire stretch of the far West Side waterfront. There are new shops, restaurants, and galleries scattered throughout the surrounding streets.