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SHOPPING………. literally on the Street

You name it………you want it………you can buy it……….on the streets of New York.

There are over 20,000 vendors………some legal, some not.

A virtual moveable feast……….lots of bagels, donuts, muffins.



CLICK ON ONE…………..

OFF TO THE APPLE STORE

Once a week I head for the Apple Store for a computer lesson.  Today it was the store on 5th ave.

The Plaza Hotel is just across the street……..[a 2 bedroom apt. will run you about $20 MIL.]

The entrance to the Apple is a hugh glass cube……….

Every tourist in New York hits the Apple store………..ipad mania.

Glass stairway to the level below the street……ie, basement………where I have my lesson.  I LOVE THIS STORE!.

Louis Vuitton is right next door.  Picked up a trendy leather briefcase to hold my stuff!.  At $2600…….NOT !

Abercromby & F……..  Must haves for tourists.

Giant pink rabbit walked by.

The fountain in front of the Plaza……..by Karl Bitter……”POMONA”……standing in the Pulitzer fountain.

The top apartment in the tower at the plaza is up for sale…….$19 mil and it’s yours.  Another was recently sold for  $5o million, but that one had a park view.

A new way to read the Daily News.  And he gets a view of the Plaza…..for free.

A replica from a photo taken in 1932 of construction workers at Rockefeller Center.

Sitting there above the city on a steel beam…….50 stories up.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens……General Sherman monument…….across the street from the Sherry Netherland hotel.

He can’t be calling me……I have no cell phone!

In the Plaza entrance……red Anthuriums.. ……..a bit early for Christmas.

A portrait of the precocious little ELOISE hangs in the Palm Court Passage.  Hilary Knight dreamed up this cute illustration of a little girl who lived in the Plaza.  I have all the books…which Hillary signed for me years ago.  Kay Thompson wrote the story…and when she died all the rights reverted to her estate.

For more on this subject read Sam Irvin’s book  KAY THOMPSON: FROM FUNNY FAVE TO ELOISE [Simon & Schuster].

http://www.KayThompsonWebsite.com

or

Hilary Knight Sketches Broadway and the Hamptons | Culture | Vanity Fair

Todd English has added another dozen concessioners to his FOOD COURT in the cellar of the Plaza. I savored a hugh slice of vanilla cake slathered in caramel icing…….. 1500 calories.

Carved crust bread……$60 a loaf!  A must have!.

Lady M Cake Boutique……….well, yes……..she sells cakes.  Whole thing $100…..Slice $12.  And the green thing was delicious.

Macrons….NOT macaroons!  Like rosemary with mango.  $36 a dozen.

Lemonade with orange segments…….strawberry slices……..oh so refreshing.

Francoise Payard Patisserie………..Molten Bombe………

Versace dinnerware……..$2000 a setting.

After snacking my way thru the food court……….a stop at the kids play land……. [Trump’s ice skating rink has this spot in the winter.]

The latest skyscraper  is still rising above Central Park……at 157 West 57th.  The penthouse was just sold for $125 mil.

The GAPSTOW BRIDGE…….lots of weddings take place on this little bridge in front of the Plaza Hotel.

Lord Byron……..sitting on the esplanade leading up to Bethesda fountain.

Another pause……..for HONEST TEA!  Really!  It’s 95 degrees today.  And humid!

Volleyball anyone?  You can play with him!

German tourist……..der Berndtl……….soaking up the rays.  Burn baby burn!

Modesty blasé.

And she actually walks in those heels.  I love the color.  I admire her nerve.  And I hope she can afford a podiatrist.

STREET FOOD……..eat now…….TUMS later !

Sunday morning…..on the corner……STREET FOOD was everywhere.  Your eyes tell you not to eat it. Your nose tells you to go for it.

I went for the HOT DOG.  Burp!

SAUSAGE, CALAMARI , CALZONE and FRIED OREOS.

YES, I ATE THE CALAMARI!  Then ate 10 TUMS!

Try a squirt of Jalapeño on that corn!  Aw shucks!  Shudda skipped it. Heartburn heaven!

Ms. Chains sipped a strawberry lemonade.

Roasted?  Try BURNED !

CORN DOGS……..$5…….betcha can’t eat two. But, if you do you’ll wish you hadn’t.

“I am not a CORN DOG!”  “Ditto”.  “However, I would like to try one!”