Some fruits of the Big Apple

Some of the high points of New York City so far.

Three new Met button colors of the sixteen possible!


I couldn’t get out to the Bronx Zoo, so I went down to Zuccotti Park instead.


Just nice!


Central Park.


A snack on exiting the Met.


I will have to come back in February, if I can.  Prokofiev’s R&J at NYC Ballet and a Chinese troupe are coming!

The images inside the Met Opera on the right and left are Chagall.


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  1. Mary Jane says:

    Looks great! :) See any of the OWS job-less hippies…err…protesters?

  2. Fortiter Pugnem says:

    $1 for water? What are we coming to…

  3. josephx23 says:

    I’m just leaving town today. I managed to make it to Holy Mass in the EF at Holy Innocents yesterday. The Gregorian schola and the Low Mass (my first) were sublime.

  4. Supertradmum says:

    What did you see at the Met? Opera envy is blind….

  5. Fortiter Pugnem says:

    “I’ve been walkin’ these streets so long
    Singin’ the same old song
    I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway
    Where hustle’s the name of the game
    And nice guys get washed away like the snow and the rain
    There’s been a load of compromisin’
    On the road to my horizon
    But I’m gonna be where the lights are shinin’ on me

    Well, I really don’t mind the rain
    And a smile can hide all the pain
    But you’re down when you’re ridin’ the train that’s takin’ the long way
    And I dream of the things I’ll do
    With a subway token and a dollar tucked inside my shoe
    There’ll be a load of compromisin’
    On the road to my horizon
    But I’m gonna be where the lights are shinin’ on me”
    ~”Rhinestone Cowboy” -Glen Campbell
    Sorry New Yorkers, but I can’t stand being somewhere with lots of people…like downtown. Sure, it’s fun once in a while, but give me the wide open spaces.

  6. APX says:

    $1.00 for water is cheap… Unless it’s not bottled. In Canada, I’ve seen bottled 590 ml bottles go for as high as almost $3!!!

  7. Supertradmum says:

    One dollar is very cheap…I have to buy water to drink daily and the bottles are one euro, which equals 1.43 USD

  8. Fortiter Pugnem says:

    Yes. Water is not cheap. Still, it is one of the comedies of human nature that the most abundant natural resource should cost so much! I’m going to get me a Big Berkey:)

  9. Bryan Boyle says:

    Well…if you HAD made it to the Bronx Zoo…you could have visited Sr. Johnson across Southern Blvd. at Fordham. :) Just sayin’. Though, the presence of orthodoxy on that campus would probably have toppled the tower on Keating Hall and caused the Jebbies in Loyola-Faber Hall to go running for their lives…;)

  10. Kerry says:

    One presumes at Zucotti Park, you approached from upwind?

  11. BV says:

    aaah… nothin’ like a hot dirty-water-dog on a cool autumn day…

  12. David D. says:

    Can’t see from the picture if it’s the same spot but a few years back, the prime hot dog vendor spot in front of the Met was auctioned off with the winner taking the spot for $54,000.00 a month. I believe he defaulted within the year.

  13. JuliB says:

    Fr. – that looks like ketchup on your hot dog – for shame!

  14. Mitchell NY says:

    Drink the tap water and save the buck. NY is said to have the best water in the country. At 8 glasses a day I would go broke on a buck a bottle. Glad it was nice weather for you Father.

  15. tealady24 says:

    Ketchup . . . yum!
    I love New York! Christmas is the best time to be there.

  16. pm125 says:

    Matlock and my parents would’ve loved that (grilled?) hotdog. Sitting on one of the empty (!) benches on that beautiful walk in Central Park in the evening … and good views of the flag and the Met, even a book dept. at Zuccotti Pk. Fun to see the pictures. I like the West 60’s and the coffee kiosk with tables at Columbus Circle corner of the Park.

  17. irishgirl says:

    Looks like you had a great time in the Big Apple, Father Z! At least the weather was cooperative…..
    I’ll echo Kerry’s comment: did you approach Zucotti Park from the upwind? Looks like the OWS idiots are pretty entrenched….

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