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A New York minute

I left Charlotte on Sunday for a week in the city!  I love NYC.  Did I say that loud enough?  I love NYC!!!!  I love the hustle and bustle, the green-haired girl and the blue-haired boy that I saw on Sunday as I was moseying around the East Village, the guy in a white t-shirt and black pleather pants that are so tight that he must have to cut them off but hey, at least he looks good!, I love the delis at every glance (just in case I happen to be starving from one block to the next) and I love the options - food, shops, whatever.

As some of you may remember, a couple of months ago, I made Momofuku's infamous crack pie.  So, I had to go get the real thing!  How delighted was I to find out that Momofuku's Milk Bar is only a couple of blocks from the hotel - yippee!!!  Sunday lunch - crack pie!  My first words after I bit into it were "Holy Crap" and I didn't even care that my mouth was full and crumbs were sputtering about and out.  It was silky smooth and tooth-achingly sweeth and caressing my mouth.  The real thing is really reminiscent of the Southern desert, brown sugar pie.  It was so good that I decided for dinner last night, that I was going back to Momofuku Ma Peche for dinner because the Milk Bar is next door and I (shhhh!!) could get another piece of pie!  I mean really.  3 blocks there and 3 blocks back - that's working off a bite of the pie!  I deserved it, right???

Well, I was thwarted on my way there.  It just wasn't meant to be.  You see, the General Assembly is in session this week at the UN.  Which means, 100+ of world presidents, rulers, and dictators (whoops - did I say that?) are here in the city.  Across from my hotel and directly in the path to the Milk Bar is the Warwick hotel.  So I'm minding my own business, walking past the hotel, when a brigade of black shiny SUV's come flying up and swerving up to the door of the Warwick.  Four guys dressed in black suits and carrying and kind-of aiming machine guns jumped out of the SUV and scared the heck out of me!  Picture me, pressed against the side of the hotel, eyes wide, and clutching my purse like a mad woman.  I made the genius assumption that someone is staying at the Warwick that must be slightly important to a country.  So I quickly (and deftly) decided to turn around because 1) I don't want to be accidently seen as a whacko and gunned down and 2) I didn't want some whacko on the street throwing something and hitting me in protest of whomever all the fuss was about.  Crack pie just wasn't worth it - I have a family reunion to attend on Sunday and I plan on eating my mommy's potato salad.  (Ummm - Mommy - will you make potato salad for Sunday?????So, instead, I went to one of the little delis I like so much and ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and loaded up a container of fresh fruit from the bar.  I went back to the hotel and ate my $4 sandwich and $20 strawberries and watermelon. 

Directly across the side street from the hotel (and directly beneath my window) is the Ziegfield Theatre.  Last night, was the premier of Wall Street.  So I caught a glimpse of Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and the guy from the movie with the cars that turn into robots (I cannot think of the name of the movie or the actor!!  MB will know!)

See why I love NYC????  Never a dull moment.