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Thursday, May 18, 2006

New York City Boy, Wrap

Sunday. Go!

No, wait, after drinking half the alcohol in NYC maybe we should take this day slowly. This is exactly what the girls and I did.

1700 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(212) 757-2233

I eat at this midtown bistro almost every visit. Its good, predictable brunching. You just can't go wrong with the smoked salmon, asparagus and Gruyere omlette. Frittes are pretty good too. If I remember correctly this place is open 24/7, always a bonus.

The Univision Reporter
The rest of the day was lazy strolling, ducking in and out of shops. Then the much-loathed cab ride back to La Guardia, signifying ... well, the end of the trip. But, for me, it was just another interesting entry.

On the plane I sat next to a girl, she was sleeping cockeyed against the window when we took off, woke up long enough to ask if she could sprawl out in the empty seat between us. When she woke minutes later she started chatting. A lot. Enthusiatically. About everything. She was just transfered to Miami from NYC, had returned to NYC to see her boyfriend, then work called her to Dallas to cover a story. A story you say? She turned out to be a reporter for Univision, one of Latin America's networks.

Reporter girl was covering a story about how Mexican media and authorities had teamed up with US media and authorities to shutdown a baby selling ring operating between the two countries. She gave me the stack of details on the story, she however, had not read them and wouldn't until just before going live at 8am. She claimed last minute preparation gave her that spontaneous edge that Latin American audiences require.

Marcus Goldhaber
Reporter girl went on to talk about her boyfriend, the jazz singer. "Here, take this and listen to him", she said, handing me his promo CD. So I did just that on the ride home. He's actually very good, sounding like a smoky, roughed-up version of Harry Connick. If you live in NYC you can see him at smaller venues. Check him out at Marcus Goldhaber, you can even download all the promo tracks there.

DFW to 183 to 35 to home. STOP.

I never have any fun or meet any interesting people.

I miss you already, New York.


Blogger Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

"smoky, roughed-up version of Harry Connick"? Oh man, you just fired me up, big time.
You've got the moves, Jim!

12:19 PM

Blogger Jim said...

LOL, glad you like Daniel :)

8:09 AM


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