At long last, here are the New York pictures. My son Alex is 14, so I thought it was high time he made another visit to the city, feeling he could better appreciate it now than when he was 8, on his first visit.
My best friend, Steve Wainstead, lives in Queens, and he put us up for the duration of the trip. His neighborhood had amazing ethnic restaurants. There were many Mexican joints, but also Columbian, Ecuadoran, Indian, Thai, Afghan, Tibetan, and Italian- all in a three block span! We ate delicious kabobs at the Afghan restaurant.
Alex riding the #7 Train that John Rocker made famous.
We went to see "Spamalot" on Broadway. The theatre district was jammed with revellers.
Mike and Alex atop the roof of Tom Menner's apartment building, which is a tall building, but dwarfed by the Empire State Building.
From left: Alex takes in the Empire State Building as Steve Wainstead and Tom look on.
No trip to New York is complete without a visit to Central Park. Alex watches the wildlife in the Turtle Pond.