Everyone's Our Friend
In New York City
Everything looks beautiful
When we're young and pretty
The streets are paved with diamonds
And there's just so much to see
But the best thing about New York City is
You and me
[DUM da DUM, DA da da da DUM...]
Brief instrumental while I explain: We're going to New York City over Passover, just me and Mermaid Girl! For almost a week! Thanks to my dad, who is flying us out!
It's in a month and a half, but I really have to get my butt in gear and start planning, because I promised the Girl we'd go to as many of the places mentioned in this song as possible--oh, here comes the bridge, gotta sing along:
Statue of Liberty
Staten Island Ferry
Co-op City [might skip this one, at least on this trip]
Central Park [Absolutely! The Zoo, for sure. And maybe the Alice statue]
The Empire State where Dylan lived
Coney Island [might not make it to this one either] and
wish I was there.
And how I do wish I was there. But I will be!
We have to hit the Plaza, too, before it closes forever. And a couple of seders. And a few playgrounds in Queens. And it wouldn't be a New York visit without a trip to the Hungarian Pastry Shop, Passover or no Passover. And some decent cold sesame noodles. And a cannoli or two.
Plus, my oldest friend and I are going to go watch muppets having sex while relatives take our kids for the evening!
MG and I will be two busy, busy--and well-fed--tourists. Whee!