|The beautiful Art Deco lobby of the Hotel Edison...sometimes, it was nice just to sit for a minute...|
The only problem was -- it was waaaaay downtown. In a place I'd never been before...and I wasn't quite sure how we were gonna get there. Our Travel Kitty was getting pretty low at this point, and it's raining. A cab would probably cost $40 each way (IF we could even get one)...
Although I look like a subway pro to my Iowa friends -- I avoid the really big stations (42nd Street, Columbus Circle)...I get turned around easily, and I have never been on the Green, yellow or orange trains...really, I'm just a big pretender when it comes right down to it... TRYING to act like I know what I'm doing...
I have the address of the theater...I'm sitting in the lobby, studying my NYC Transit map...
|When I realize there is a young woman at that desk...giving tourists ADVICE about how to get around in the city!!|
|GREAT. Back down into the magnificent New York City Subway system!!|
|Remember -- we all had MTA cards -- with about $7.50 on em...|
|When we came up out of the subway station -- it was like we'd gone back in time. THIS is what New York looked like at the turn of the century. Narrow streets...lots of four story brick buildings with fire escapes....no neon here. No high rises.|
|There were lots of small shops...some tattoo parlors, bars, little tiny restaurants...|
|AND THIS PLACE..!! I saw it on the Food Network!! ALL THEY DO IS MAKE FRENCH FRIES...|
|I tried to take a picture of the narrow little underground space...you cannot imagine how crowded it was...|
|We worked our way back to the kitchen...|
|Everything on the menu board is about the sauces...|
|I ordered a size large...it was $7.75...|
|The Frites come in paper cones. The sauces we chose? Ketchup and European mayonnaise|
|The little tables were jam packed...so we had to stand outside to eat.|
|And, believe it or not -- ONE LARGE order of Pommes Frites was exactly right for the four of us. THEY WERE SO DELICIOUS....piping hot and salty...I almost forgot to take a picture!!|