This week I finished and submitted my latest paranormal romance. That means I take myself away from my desk and my keyboard for an outing to celebrate. Today’s field trip was one of my favorite destinations.
Every time I go to NYC I learn something new. Here are just four things that I learned today.
- Grand Central Terminal is celebrating its 100th Birthday. This Centennial includes a special exhibition in Vanderbilt hall, special merchandising fount there and in the permanent MTA store tucked into the west side of the station and wonderful special events. I now have a new ornament for my tree, a reproduction of the famous clock that sits atop the information booth in the center of the terminal. From the exhibition I learned that GCS was first Grand Central Depot, then renamed Grand Central Station and finally Grand Central Terminal. I also saw clips from all the movies that have been filmed in or around GCS. Can you name two? On one trip into NYC, I even saw them filming one of them, I am Legend. Want more information: http://elaguilanewyorkrestaurant.com/
- New Favorite Restaurant. If you take the Subway at 103rd Street, you will step up onto Lexington Avenue and on the Northwest corner there is a restaurant in an old aluminum, 1940’s style diner. El Aguila serves marvelous Mexican food, though I was not brave enough to try the Mexican goat taco. http://elaguilanewyorkrestaurant.com/
- The Museum of the City of New York is in an absolutely beautiful mansion that faces Central Park and has a sweeping white marble staircase that is not to be believed. I felt just like Scarlet O’Hara walking down those steps, minus the hoop skirt. http://www.mcny.org/
- Coffee, Plus. If you stop at a particular coffee shop between the 4, 5, and 6 Lexington Subway and the station proper, you will pass a coffee shop/bakery. When you order coffee there, they give you a tiny little pound cake, the size of a pink eraser, with your coffee. That little free cake will mean that this place is now my go-to spot for coffee from now on! http://www.financierpastries.com/
New York City is always an adventure and my readers know I love a good adventure!