Pennsylvania Station was a bit overwhelming after the relatively calm and orderly DC subway system. After a few false starts we found our way to the street and grabbed a cab to the apartment. Cabs are dirt cheap in New York compared to many cities and a credit card swipe right in the passenger compartment makes it easy.
We're very happy with the apartment - right in the middle of the action, you walk out the door and look left and all the lights leading to Times Square are right there.
We are right over the Ed Sullivan Theater - the lighter colored building on the left, 5th floor, the window that is lit up is our apartment. Yes, it is a bit noisy as they work the live audience into a frenzy on the sidewalk below before bringing them in for the Late Show taping.
All I brought with me tonight was a point-and-shoot camera tucked in a pocket so there is a good chance I'll be posting similar photos taken with the "big boy" camera on another night. We spent about three hours exploring the neighborhood, Rockefeller Plaza is about two blocks away, Times Square is around two blocks away, and all the street are lined with great little shops that we ducked into if they looked interesting.
We have tickets for Wicked at the Gershwin Theater on Wednesday - the theater is a five minute walk from the apartment.
This was The Pond at Bryant Park - the skating rink was surrounded by all these little unique shops - one shop, for example, carried nothing but metal sculptures of Star Wars characters, from tiny Darth Vaders to full sized R2D2 and 3CPO robots.
Radio City Music Hall is right by Rockefeller Plaza.
This is taken in Rockefeller Plaza - it looks like I forgot to upload a picture of the Christmas Tree, so I'll post that separately.
On the way back to the apartment we stopped at a grocery store and stocked up on essentials for the week. This is the entrance to the apartment - when the cab dropped us off from the bus station, he had to park across the street because of the limos lined up in front delivering guests for the Late Show - crazy, crazy city but a lot of fun so far!