A Day in New York

Today really reminded me how New York is so fantastic. It started with a group of us having lunch in a classic 50’s style diner featuring singing waiting staff who were very entertaining. To get an idea of how long it was going to take to walk to work, I wandered down Seventh Ave back to the apartment and then Broadway through Greenwich Village towards SoHo and the Apple store. I love walking around New York: the shops, the people, and the buildings are all fascinatingly varied and interesting.

Unfortunately, just north of Houston Street the promised thunderstorm hit hard—the rain was falling just like it does in films when the romantic protagonists must have their dramatic life-changing conversation/chase/etc. I managed to take shelter in a small Ben & Jerrys on Bleeker St — fantastic ice-cream, but alas all 10 seats were taken. So as I was standing there watching the rain pour down like a tropical storm, I realised the guy sat in the window with his girlfriend and (presumably) parents, looked like Zach Braff of Scrubs and Garden State, fame. At first I was sceptical, but as I caught snatches of their conversation about scripts and films I began to suspect he was the genuine article!

Anyway, eventually the rain stopped and I was able to make it to SoHo. The shops here were of the highly fashionable type, a noticeable change from the characterful Greenwich Village. The Apple store was nearly identical to the London one, although if anything it felt less spacious and less well-organised, but still a lot of fun to browse around and give new products a thorough test drive (I’m really tempted by the very cool ‘Mighty Mouse‘!). A walk up 6th Ave took me back home just in time as a another mighty storm moved in — hopefully all this rain will mean tomorrow will be somewhat cooler than today’s 90-odd degrees Fahrenheit and 80% humidity.

One Response to “A Day in New York”

  1. Jamie Says:

    Yes! That’s such a fun place to eat. The staff are actually broadway and off-broadway singers who are trying to make some extra cash until their careerrs “take off.” Glad to hear it is going so well.