SCENES FROM NEW YORK CITY ...
Despite the fact that Amy is 90 years old she follows this route almost daily. It is a refuge from the teeming city that lies just blocks below and there were many bicyclists and dog walkers out enjoying the morning air. We let Amy lead the way and eventually we wound up at 96th St., which is where we said our goodbyes.
Then we headed to a music store in Times Square and the atmosphere changed drastically.
Was Times Square always this gaudy? I guess it was but my memories of when I lived there paint it in a different light. I remember it as quaint rather than “over the top” but that’s probably not very accurate
This street band was just setting up as we passed by and we almost missed hearing them. We’d already crossed the street when they started to play; but their first notes drew us back. I can’t tell you what their nationality is but the music had a definite Latin beat to it. They were excellent and it was a real treat to have this free concert. My son-in-law liked them so much that he bought one of their CD’s.
Then we made our way to Grand Central to catch our train … just part of the crowd that passes that way daily … but to us it was special.