New York City becomes more beautiful each passing year that it is overwhelming trying to remember what used to be there instead of what's new.
Even in my first neighborhood where I stayed at West Side YMCA on West 63 Street at Central Park West, the street is so different than what I remember. Everything brand new. Even YMCA has upgraded its dull interior to a modern, exciting one with an array of brighter colours.
When I first stayed in this Upper West Side part of town the corridor at West 63 and Broadway and up to W. 64 Street did not have all the chic bars and restaurants and street table seating like now and as much noise and people and bustle than San Francisco's North Beach on a Saturday night. Across Broadway Lincoln Center fountains of recycle water rise and fall and the plaza is as busy as the corridor of stylishly dressed people that spill into Julliard School holding an event of its own that heavily guarded by boys in suits.
Do we love New YOrk? Yes, oh yes, we do.
I suspect some day it will be "our" home. The home of Charles and Sal...He the great photographer and engineer; Charles, the great author/storyteller. What he wishes happens for us. However, I am not so sure yet that I am ready to depart San Francisco permanently...
Manhattan's Theatre District late night is inspiring with bright lights and ads and news tickers of what's happening around the globe that don't quit. Even the McDonald's marquee takes on a glamorous appeal.