Christmas Time in New York City

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Christmas Time in New York City is magical, cold but magical.  The crowds are huge and the bathroom lines long, New York City is my favorite city in December.

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Meandered by the crowds waiting to see the Rockettes at Radio City:

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My friend April is turning the big 2-9 (again) so we gathered up the beach house girls and met near Central Park for lunch.  We ended up at Todd English’s food court in the basement of the Plaza Hotel.  There are options to eat sandwiches, seafood, French, cupcakes, desserts, wine, and more.

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I opted for an abnormal sandwich- The Godfather Part 2 with chorizo, ham, sweet potatoes, jalapenos, and who knows what else.  It was to die for.  Sweet potatoes in a sandwich work!  Who knew!  April got the Balsamic chicken which had potato chips in the sandwich.  We could have split one though- live and learn.  I will definitely be back to this little gourmet food court!

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Next up was shopping.  I was lame and didn’t buy anything so nothing exciting to report.

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We spent a little too much time shopping and ended up speed walking to the Ambassador Theatre to make our show:  Chicago!

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I’ve seen Chicago twice before and I can say for certain that the Broadway production was my favorite by far.  Chicago is known for occasionally having a famous person play Thelma or Roxy but for us we had the regulars who have been doing it for years.  They were fabulous!

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Dinner was at Arno on 38th between 6th and 7th Avenues.  It was above average, my drink choices were perfect.  Dirty Martini to be fancy in NYC.

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The group split up into those who were on the train to Philly and those who were on the Megabus to Baltimore.  We said our goodbyes and promised to do it again sometime.

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If you have never been to New York City during December I highly recommend it.  It will be crowded but the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the Rockettes at Radio City, Elf the Musical (so funny), the shopping, lights, and so much more make it the perfect quick mid-December getaway to get you into the holiday spirit.

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