Saturday, December 31, 2011

Great NYC Family Trip - The Book of Mormon

Julie and I took John, Michael and Tim to the funniest play, event you-name-it I have ever been to - The Book of Mormon play at the Eugene O'Neil Play House.  Julie surprised all of us with this great trip.  I happened to mention when Matt Stone and Trey Parker were on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart discussing The Book of Mormon back in the spring that I would love to go to to NYC and see that someday.  Thanks to Julie, we did.

We went up on Amtrak and stayed at the Hilton at Times Square.  Huge thanks to Joy Warfield (and to Cathy Doucette) for her great suggestions on what to do and where to eat.  We carried her list with us throughout NYC.

Above is the list of 9/11 Memorial Board Members.  Notice Jon Stewart's name as the second name on the second column.

Above is Phil Rosenzweig who was a Sun Microsystems employee who lost his life on flight 93.

Above is the 9/11 memorial chopper by Paul Jr. that is being auctioned off for charity.

Inside Ellis Island's main building.

We enjoyed a quick pizza at one of NYC's thousands of great pizza joints.

 Above is Julie and John in front of the apartment building on 93rd street where Julie's dad, Ray and her uncle John crew up in Brooklyn.

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was visible from Julie's Grandfather's apartment window.
Above and below is the high school that Julie's dad, uncle as well as Bernard and Albert King went to.

 Above is Lincoln Center.

Above is the Brooklyn Bridge.

Tim, my only son who is into cars, spotted this $150,000 Audi R8 in NYC.

Above is the Guggenheim Museum.

Of course we had to go to Zucotti Park.  NYPD had kicked everyone out.

Above is Julie and I in front of The Dakota at the exact spot that John Lennon was murdered.

Below are the boys in Central Park at night as we walked to the Imagine area.

Above is the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem.

The Book of Mormon was HILARIOUS.  Tickets were not cheap, but well worth it.  .  


It was COLD when the 30mph winds and 30 degree temperatures and you are on top of a tour bus.

We were on the 42nd story on 42nd street in Times Square with amazing views from our room. 

Lots of great restaurants!   Immediately above we are at PJ Clarke's which is a very famous NY restaurant.   We also went to John DiCarlo's cousins restaurant Forlini's in Little Italy.

The famous ball at Ti mes Square.