New York, New York!
15th May 2010....it was a glorious Saturday afternoon when I found myself in a cab from JFK headed towards Manhattan island after a 24-hour journey in an airplane.
The hotel I crashed in...perfect location, just a few paces from Times Square.
What do I do after checking into the hotel? Why, go catch a Broadway show, of course! Just made it in time for the 2.00pm matinee. Jersey Boys it was this time around....I'm a great fan of oldies and Franki Valli & The Four Seasons was right up my alley (literally). I spent a good 2.5 hours in the August Wilson Theatre mouthing along to classics such as Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Let's Hang On, Oh What a Night....etc. Had a blast!
Show over, I headed to the 6th Avenue where I knew had a flea-market/bazaar/food fair going on when my cab passed by earlier on. Lots of people milling around in the warm afternoon.
Gyros, kebabs, pita are really popular in NYC. Many stalls were selling these.
That's Radio City in the background and my favourite flag! The police barricaded the entire midtown section of 6th Avenue for this fair.
Scarves and pashminas on sale....cheap by NYC standards.
More food....mostly meat-based. Everyone's a carnivore.
Deep-fried mozarella cheese sticks and fries.
Some kind of cheese-filled pancakes.
Lots of meat. Crispy pork rinds....yummm.
A guy peddling Obama rubber.....lol!
A pushcart selling all types of sandwiches/burgers, where I bought my snack.
Italian sausage wrap (USD7.00). Loved the smoky sausage, wished the wrap had more stuff in it, though.
God Bless America!