Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter
markgritter

NY Day 1

My direct flight from MSP to JFK International arrived without incident. I was on the wrong side of the plane to get a good view of Manhattan. Then we sat and waited for our luggage to show up.

My cab ride to the hotel was half of the stereotypical NY cabbie experience. He did not talk nonstop, but he did drive like a maniac. There was only one near-collision and I think at most two red lights we went through. (Also he invented an extra left-hand turn lane at least once.) The expressway was jam-packed (he said due to a Presidential visit) so we took Atlantic Avenue most of the way.

My brother Dan met me for dinner and had researched a couple nearby places. We went to Cendrillon, a Phillipine/Pan-Asian restaurant. The spring rolls were quite tasty. I had the chicken adobo, which was quite tasty--- sort of a sweet and sour sauce. Dan had chicken inasal, which was more of a barbeque.

Dan took me up to Times Square to wander around for a little bit. Then I came back to the hotel room and he headed for his train back to Poughkeepsie.

P.S. My hotel room is quite small. I can't really push the chair back from the desk without hitting the bed. The shower appears tall enough, however.
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