So I called an audible and headed up to Central Park since it was an absolutely beautiful day Monday.
As I walked along and saw all the kids playing baseball in the fields I couldn't stop thinking of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer knocked out Bette Miller. Because the weather was fabulous the park was filled with people walking, running, playing sports or just laying in the sun.
I decided to head over to Strawberry Fields because it was several years since I have been there and they were fixing the mosaic back then.
|San Remo Apartments sticking above the tree line.|
It was getting late and I decided to head back to the hotel so I walked down Central Park West.
I knew that the President was in town because the cabbies were complaining about how the detours down by the UN and the police presence was immense. So I didn't give it much thought when I heard the helicopter overhead and continued toward the hotel. Then in a blink of an eye barricades were put up and NYC's finest appeared out of nowhere and blocked off the intersection of 66th and Central Park West. I had to wait until the motorcade passed. I only had my Blackberry so the pictures weren't the best but here they are nonetheless.
|This is the front of Obama's car.|
|This was the car right behind Obama's.|
I finally was able to make my way back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. I did a quick YELP search for Italian food and found Patsy's. This was Frank Sinatra's hangout back in the day and it was close by so I headed over there. I have to say the bread, wine (red) , food (chicken parm in red gravy) and dessert was good and I will be back there for sure.
After dinner, I needed to walk off the calories that I just consumed (plus I promised my wife I would get her some chocolate from the Hersey Store) so I headed to Times Square. As I was making my way back, I heard opera music. So I looked up and I saw the opening of L'Elisir d'Amore (Elixir of Love) being broadcast in Times Square and they set up chairs for people to watch. I am not an opera fan but you have to be kidding me (opening night of the world famous Met and outside in Times Square on a beautiful fall night).
I couldn't resist.
I watched until the first intermission and then headed back to the hotel to watch Monday Night Football and the mess that ensued.
Also, on this day (September 26th) back in 1969 The Beatles released Abbey Road.
Here is a flashback: Something.