Friday, January 6, 2006

Little Blogger in the Big City – Preface


I leave tomorrow for a whirlwind trip to New York to see Jersey Boys starring John Lloyd Young. I’ll fly in tomorrow morning, see the show Saturday night (I got a great seat in the orchestra about 20 rows back), visit briefly with JLY after the show — he needs his rest, you know — then see him Sunday after the matinee for a longer visit and catching up. I fly back to Miami Monday morning; I can only take so long in the cold weather.

I’m staying in Greenwich Village courtesy of a friend who has an apartment there within a block of NYU and Bleecker Street. The Village is my favorite part of New York, the obvious reasons notwithstanding. It really is like a small town, and I’ve had some of the best meals in New York in the little bistros and pubs there. The longest time I’ve spent in New York was a week in March 1985 while I was doing research for my doctorate. I was staying with friends in a huge apartment that overlooked Sheridan Square, and it was great fun to get on the subway and go up to Lincoln Center where the research library was and use that as the starting point for daily walks through Central Park or down Fifth Avenue. I won’t get the chance to do much of that this time, but I’ve also got a tentative brunch planned with fellow blogger, and that will be as much fun, if not more so.

I’m taking the laptop and the camera, so be ready for entries from the Big City.