I just returned from a trip with the kids to New York. We had a great time. I wish I knew how many miles we walked. Highlights were Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights, “Hair” in Central Park, “In the Heights” on Broadway, Sahadi’s Middle Eastern market, Louise Bourgeois at the Guggenheim, and the Statue of Liberty seen from the Staten Island Ferry.
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P.S. The story of Lin-Manuel Miranda is quite inspirational. Here it is in a nutshell. Raised in a Latino neighborhood near Washington Heights in Manhattan, Miranda wrote the first draft of “In the Heights” while a sophomore at Wesleyan University. Ten years later, his show is on Broadway and the recipient of four 2008 Tony Awards. We had the privilege of seeing Miranda in the lead role of Usnavi.
The show is the story of immigrant life in a New York neighborhood as it starts to change. The music is a blend of rap, hip hop, with a Latin beat. If you are going to New York, I highly recommend it. But even if you can’t make it, you can download the music from eMusic with a free trial account.