Friday night dinner at Ben Benson’s Steakhouse on 52nd Street between Broadway and 5th—my uncle has heard David Letterman mention this place a lot so we decided to go. We sat down before realizing how pricey it was. Super super pricey. The food was okay. Our waiter was sort of aloof. And it seems to have a big “Italian” following, if you catch my drift.
Then to the Broadway play, Three Penny Opera. I never complain about seeing a B’way show, especially if someone else is treating (like my uncle). He came up from Florida specifically for this show because Cyndi Lauper is in it and he is obsessed with her. It was cool seeing her, even if the play was so-so. She’s quirky, fun, with an off-beat, mesmerizing voice and she never tried to take the spotlight from anyone else.
Saturday was spent at the Yankees store, walking through Times Square, watching part of the Yankees game at the ESPN-Zone (touristy restaurant), taking a Circle Line cruise around Lower Manhattan (very windy and very cold-brrr!). After that we split up and my brother and I enjoyed a table by the window at a very quiet Thai restaurant in Greenwich Village right next to the Blue Note jazz club.
It’s hard trying to pack NYC into 2 days, especially when you get requests like: “No eating, no walking, no museums.” Hmmm…what else is there?