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NYC Christmas
 
 
(Click on the images for a larger version.)
ravi
We went down to CSHL to have a science chat with my old boss/friend Ravi Sachidanandam
 
cabin
and he got us a cabin to sleep in.
 
syosset
Next morning we waited for the Long Island Railroad
 
train
and made our way to Manhattan's Penn Station.
 
penn
What should we do first?!?!?!
 
kmart
Go to Kmart for some sunglasses for Ilaria's swollen eye (I didn't hit her!).
 
finger
I leave her alone for one second and look what she does! (I managed to pry this off her finger eventually and give it back to Kmart)
 
cop
Finally, we got above ground,
 
sign
but where to now?
 
empire
We headed to the street
 
groover
everyone likes
 
sarmy
at christmas time
 
dog
we meet a dog with shoes along the way
 
fifth
to Fifth Avenue.
 
library 1
We stopped at the NY Public Library
 
library 2
to take
 
library 3
some photos.
 
chrysler
Then had a look at the Chrysler while waiting for
 
pat
my old friend Pat who took us to
 
juilliard 2
Juilliard (originally MOMA was the plan but it was crowded and our attempts to sneak in only got us into the atrium)
 
juilliard 1
where they were decking the halls (our at least their courtyard) and preparing for the final Apprentice TV show (wires everywhere)
 
philosophy
We discussed philosophy
 
times Sqr
then went off to places more entertaining to our female companion like Times Square
 
tree
and Rockefeller Center (notice there are three trees in this photo)
 
crowded
boy was it crowded
 
rockette
so we left to hang with the locals in the Village.
 
mariasunta
Ilaria found a restaurant using her mom's maiden name.
 
union 1
how bout that photography eh?
 
night 1
NYC was warmin up for some night action
 
subway 1
So we took the subway
 
subway 2
uptown for some live music (no photos of that).
 
syosset 2
Next morning: breakfast in syosset
 
bagel
at the home of the original (yummy!) flat bagel.
 
eye
check out that big left eyelid :(
(it's better now)
 
drive
Then I (the crazy one) drove us
 
downtown
to the lower east side
 
manhattan
of manhattan.

The previous day, Ilaria, with much shopping vigor announced, "Bring me to the shoes".
 
shoe 1
And given Manhattan's enormity that took all of the second day.
 
supershoe
We went to about 30 shoe stores all on ONE block, and bought ZERO shoes :(.
 
trouble
I got in trouble for taking a picture at this bread store, so I'm sticking the crappy photo on the web. Their food was bad too; don't go there.
 
strand
But Strand Bookstore rocks, and we bought lots of nice stuff.
 
union 2
We went back to Union Square for Ilaria to buy all the stuff she wanted the day before, but at that time she wasn't absolutely positively sure that it was the best stuff in town. Then I lost the absolutely positively best sweater in Manhattan, just a few moments later, somehow :-\
 
harry
Finally we drove back to Boston and finished the evening with dinner at our favorite neighborhood bar.