Thursday, October 11, 2012

New York Day 2 - Part 2 Midtown

After Brooklyn we actually stopped in Soho for a little bit but decided we didn't have enough time for shopping and decided to head up to Midtown to do Top of The Rock before going to Newsies that night. 
 When we got on the train to head up to midtown the next was Bleecker Street we had to get off, Lindsey wanted to take a picture for her husband Brett. Next stop Grand Central Station
Debbie & Lindsey were nice enough to indulge me while I looked for the Whispering Wall, I was so excited but there was construction in the middle so it only partially worked. But it was fun standing in the corner like a child in time out whispering to the wall!
 Then heading up to Rockefeller center we saw the beautiful Chrysler Building. I also finally pulled out my Levain cookie and had a few bites, the cookie really is as big as it looks.
We finally made it to the Rockefeller center so we could do Top of the Rock.
We keeped our eyes opened for Liz Lemon or Kenneth.

Once on top we got to see and even hear the concert that broke my heart that we had to miss going on in Central Park. The Foo Fighters, Black Keys & Neil Young were playing it was a free benefit concert but you had to do things to get tickets. Unfortunately our tickets for Newsies were the same night fortunately we got to have a great view from Top of The Rock!
Here is Lindsey focused in on the jumbo screen watching the show!
 Here I am taking the above picture of Lindsey.
I saw online that the lines at Top of The Rock were shorter plus you got to see The Empire State Building and obviously a better view of Central Park. It was more than 10 years ago that I went up the Empire State Building but it did seem faster. Oh and in the elevators the ceiling is glass so you can watch going up.
 Then it was time to haul our cookies through Time Square to The Nederlander Theater to see Newsies!
 Fact: before there was youtube Lindsey talked about how she wanted to get a group of people to go to Mills Mall and randomly meet in the middle and bust out in Newsies Seize The Day. Also when I was in New York back in 2000 I took a poster of Christian Bale off a newsstand and bought the same magazine for Lindsey. Needless to say we have loved Newsies for a long time and were so excited that it was still playing!

  There were some changes from the movie but still it was such a fun show and I still have the music stuck in my head!
 Look at these happy faces! Totally satisfied costumers.
Debbie bought William an official Newsies hat and asked if Lindsey or I wanted to wear it. I love hats and was happy to do so.
 Everyone was disappointed that the cast did not come out in costume but Lindsey & I were still glad to get them to sign our playbill & get pictures with them.

 This boy was also on So You Think You Can Dance & Lindsey was happy to tell him she was a fan.
 Lindsey & I with Crutchy. Lindsey told him she had wanted to yell "Soak em for Crutchy" since it was not said in the play.
Debbie had to get in with the Jack Kelly action, isn't he adorable! His name is Corey Cott and he is doing a vlog for Lindsey you will love the behind the scenes.

 If you have follow Debbie's blog you may have guessed that I am waiting for her to post so I can steal her pictures. You may have also noticed my double chin is not as noticeable in these pictures. I know it was vain of me but I photo shopped myself in with the pictures with Crutchy & Jack Kelly. You could also have notice that I am not very good at photo shop.
There was a lot of photo bombing happening on this trip.

After we went to Carnegie Deli to get some Cheesecake and ended up getting a corn-beef sandwich as well.  It seemed that was something I heard a lot of when what to do in New York was their cheesecake. It can be crowded but after Newsies was perfect not crowded at all.
Lauren was trying to get a picture of how large this cheese cake was so she asked me to put my face by it. That was a bad idea because I have a big head so please compare to Lindsey's. Also they brought out the cheesecake out before the sandwich, my kind of place.
Also I am tired after just writing this, no wonder we went home tired and happy that night.


  1. I love it so much. SO MUCH. I want to go back and do it all again right now (except this time we would tell Lauren to pipe down and we would follow the boys to become their favorite people). Also, I actually did see that behind the scenes video that little Corey Cott did. What a bunch of cute and talented kids. We really should have tried harder to be their friends. :) I may or may not be following some of them on Instagram now... ;)