Thursday, August 31, 2006

We’ve bitten the big apple

After a 5 hour overnight flight, we arrived in Newark, New Jersey just after 8am Eastern Summer Time. New York City is connected to the airport by the local New Jersey rail network. Taking that and a subway we arrived at our hotel, the Hudson around 11am EST.

Check in wasn’t until 3pm, so we left our bags with the bell boy and hit the town. Walking down 5th Avenue we saw the new Abercrombie and Fitch store, which looked amazing. There was a great buzz about town as the MTV Video Music awards are being held that evening from Radio City Music hall.

We decided to see the film “World Trade Center” in AMC Cinemas on 42nd Street. It’s the new Oliver Stone film, documenting 9/11 from the viewpoint of two cops. It was okay.

Heading back towards Broadway, we picked up tickets from the “relocated” TKTS stand for that evenings performance of the new musical “The Wedding Singer”. The tickets where 50% off and where for the 8pm performance.

We headed back to the hotel to check in. By the time we left, it was after 5pm, so we took in some food before heading to the Musical. Afterwards to headed to Therapy on 52nd Street for a drink then back to the hotel for an early night.

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