“New York City….New York City Struttin’…New York City Strut!” – The 24th Street Band, 1980
This is my city…it’s where I come to get refocused and re-energized. Whether it’s going to Sylvia’s Restaurant and walking down 125th Street in Harlem and Spanish Harlem, sitting in front of the fountains at Lincoln Center, or heading down to the Village and to Brooklyn, I always feel at peace when I’m here.
During my separation and eventual divorce from Michal, I spent a lot of Saturdays here, for no other reason but to find some peace of mind. I have a lot of great memories from all of my visits, including spontaneously hanging out and having lunch at the Hello Deli with Tom Wopat from The Dukes of Hazzard, sneaking into ensemble rehearsals at Juilliard, listening to fantastic street musicians in Central Park, and of course, my lifelong dream of meeting Kathie Lee Gifford!
Even though it’s cold and windy today, there’s still something special about being here…and sometimes the phrase “Only in New York” makes perfect sense!