LaGuardia airport (or at least the Delta terminal) provides iPads for passengers to use while they’re waiting … In addition to charging stations near seats so people can recharge their iPhones, iPads, Kindles, what have you. Very nice!
I bought a Metro card good for seven days worth of subway rides when I got into town Sunday, and I’m determined to get my money’s worth. I decided to explore a little more after dinner. A quick ride from 42nd and Times Square to 59th brought me to Columbus Circle.
Ever since I read about this place in the New York issue of Gourmet Magazine (in 2004!) I’ve wanted to go to Hallo Berlin. The restaurant is located on 10th Avenue, between 44th and 45th, so it’s just far enough from the Times Square area to feel like you’re in a residential part of the city.
The restaurant’s exterior awning proudly proclaims “Germany.”
I had the two wurst plate, which came with sauerkraut, red cabbage and spaetzle. Plus cabbage and potato soup to start. I choose bratwurst and knockwurst.
It was delicious!
It’s hard to get a good photo with my iPhone of the vastness that is the Grand Central Terminal, but this was my attempt. The constellations on the ceiling are beautiful.
I had to, just had to hit the Grand Central Station Oyster Bar while I’m in NYC. The place was only a short subway ride away from my hotel – in fact, all I had to do was hop on the shuttle from Times Square and 42nd to Grand Central Station.
I quickly found a place at the bar and ordered, then sat back to watch the cooks at work.
Since it was only 39 degrees outside I decided to have the oyster stew. It came dusted with paprika.
I could have had lots of different oysters:
Look at how well the Algonquin Hotel handles publicity… they have an email address for their cat! This is excellent PR. These are my email exchanges with Matilda… Start at the bottom and work your way up.
From: MAlgonquin Cat <MAlgonquinCat@algonquinhotel.com>
Date: March 21, 2013, 10:16:42 AM EDT
Subject: RE: My blog post about YOU
FURbulous! Thank you.
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:22 AM
To: MAlgonquin Cat
Subject: Re: My blog post about YOU
Thank you for the info… I’ve just updated my blog.
On Mar 20, 2013, at 10:12 AM, MAlgonquin Cat <MAlgonquinCat@algonquinhotel.com> wrote:
Very CATabulous – thank you but please note I am the 10th cat and the third Matilda – the first seven cats were all males named Hamlet.
Please come by anytime. I like making new FURiends
Have a PURRfect day
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 8:57 AM
To: MAlgonquin Cat
Subject: My blog post about YOU
I’m visiting NYC for a few days and dropped by to catch a glimpse of you. The concierge was so kind; he let me come in and get a picture. Thought you might like a link to my blog post:
I had to stay somewhere else due to my conference in the city; hope to stay at your place next time I come to town.
… Aside from the wonderful Broadway shows, the tempo, the colorful streets – I’m going to miss my daily Starbucks treat, courtesy of the Nielsen Norman Group, and the New York Post.