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Re: NYC vacation


Date: Thu Jun 24 2004 - 06:22:58 PDT

     Don't miss the Cloisters! You ride the A train from Grand Central
out to the tip of Manhatten (North end). When you get off, you are in
a wooded park area at the end of a neighborhood. You just walk into the
park area and there is a Medieval art collection and an amazing burial
crypt in a Medieval Cloister that is part of the Metropolitan Museum.
The building, grounds and artwork make for a fabulous half day's
     The Museum of American Craft is in New York. The Museum of
Photography is there, and of course, MOMA. A stroll through Greenwich
Villiage, Little Italy, Soho, and Central Park is fantastic. Make sure
you have your walking shoes!!! And a word of caution...if you are AT ALL
attention deficit, MAKE yourself focus on the traffic more than the
moving signs, architecture, etc. that is SOOOO captivating. If I had a
nickel for everytime my husband grabbed my elbow to make sure I didn't
wander off into the street, I'd be rich. I couldn't stop looking UP!
If you are both ADD, take turns being the guardian angel for each other.
There is so much COOL STUFF to look on the sides of buildings, building
tops, etc. We stayed at the Hotel Sofitel, which was FANTASTIC. A bit
of a splurge for us, but worth every penny. French soaps and lotions,
chocolate in your room, the hotel is totally art deco with great
artwork. I think it was a little less than 200 a night on expedia. If
you don't want to splurge that much, try to at least have breakfast
there once. The french press coffee, eggs and croissant and french jams
will make you weep with bliss, lol. It's not far off Times Square,
maybe 3 blocks. I could EASILY live there!!!!

Linda Woods

Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School
 click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.