Monday, December 11, 2006


New York State of Mind




Who would have thought that I'd enjoy it so much and want to go back so badly? Ah, let me explain. Family and I went to NYC this weekend (Friday to Sunday). I was glad to come home, but I want to go back.

Please - don't get me wrong. Home is fine, home is great. The Merrimack Valley area has lots to offer, and beyond that, there's Boston and what a fine city it is. I'm glad to live here. I don't want to live in New York, but I want to go back soon.

It's a kind of place, for me anyway, that takes so much time to absorb and enjoy.

New York is BIG.

Not just big in acreage, population, and number of taxis, NY is enormous in concept.

Entertainment - how many novels, movies, television shows or plays were set and/or filmed in this city? So many. Songs inspired by this place? You get the idea.

Finance - I walked on Wall Street. No, I'm not a closet financier or day trader. But man, Wall Street!

Advertising - I didn't get to Madison Avenue, but still --

Publishing - No one was as interested as I, but still, for me it was cool to walk right by McGraw Hill.

Museums - Now, Boston has some super museums. I've been to the MFA a few times, and of course the Science Museum in Cambridge is always a good visit. Didn't get to ANY museums in NY, save the 9/11 Tribute Center (more on that later). But if I had been to the Morgan, I could have seen Charles Dicken's original manuscript for A Christmas Carol. Imagine that!

Obviously I could go on and on, but I don't have a NY size blog.

2 comments:

Eowyn said...

I'm glad you loved NY so much. Great thoughts and memories. Your new blog appearance looks good, too. If you finished the article about First Responders will you please post that?

Merry Christmas! Twelve more days! Yikes! I really don't have time to be hanging here, leaving comments, do I? Bye.

Lisa McKay said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip, MaryK! Next time you go, do leave time for a museum -- depending on what you like, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History are all terrific choices. And if you like to go book shopping (or even just book browsing) check out the Strand Bookstore.

So much to do, almost never enough time to do it all...