For Christmas Steve gave us a trip to New York. So we took off on February 16th for the Big Apple. We arrived at the airport and found a stretch limo that would take us to our hotel in the theatre district. This is an area in Midtown Manhattan where most Broadway theatres are located, as well as many other theaters, movie theaters, restaurants, hotels, and other places of entertainment. It extends from West 40th Street to West 54th Street, from west of Sixth Avenue to east of Eighth Avenue, and includes Times Square.
We stayed at the Novotel New York.Â We could see Times Square from our window. In the early morning the street was empty except for taxis. Late at night there were lots of cars and people running around like little ants. One night several fire trucks worked their way through the maze of cars and people. The Novotel is location right on Broadway and 52nd, an easy walk to Central Park and surrounding attractions including the Late Show, Columbus Circle, Wicked, Cinderella, and Rockefeller Center.
This was the view from our window in the morning then at night.
New York City was very snowy when we arrived. The weather was supposed to be very cold so I had packed all these layers of clothes so I wouldn’t get cold. Turned out I didn’t have to wear them, it really wasn’t that cold even after spending all day outside.
The Art Cafe Restaurant, is on the corner of Broadway & 52nd, just around the corner from our hotel. It’s just a plain old greasy spoon diner in the middle of the theater district. Our breakfast experience there was a good one – fast service, big portions, home fries and a good New York cheesecake. No the cheesecake wasn’t for breakfast, we stopped in one night on the way back from a play and had dessert.