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1995. I can't remember where it came from. An offer for a weekend in New York for a relatively inexpensive cost. We decided to go, had never been to the US and had never particularly wanted to go to New York. Loved it. Stayed at the Dorset Hotel and saw most of the sights (it was cloudy so we didn't bother to 'do' the high risers). People asked afterwards if we felt safe (all those gangsters and murders!). Of course we did, we didn't go into Central Park after dark but there are places in London we wouldn't go after dark. New York is a smashing place, you've seen the movies - now see the sights. We had to see a show on Broadway, 'Sunset Boulevard' with Glenn Close would have been nice but no chance. This was a blessing in disguise as we went to see 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' (I'm a great Lieber and Stoller fan) and it was FABULOUS. Have seen it twice since in England. Don't, however, believe all you hear about the food. Those huge steaks, I didn't find them. Also, went into a Roy Rogers Burger Bar (Edna was a great fan of Roy), we couldn't believe that his name was connected to such c**p! Britain's Burger Bars are not where I would choose to eat but New York could learn a lot. "Have a nice day", but NOT at the Roy Rogers Burger Bar!

42nd. Street AND Times  Square. Could Edna be happier?
Edna thought she was in Musicals Heaven!

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9/11 is etched on every right minded person's brain. Little did we know in 1995 what the World had in store. (never have I felt closer to the Yanks).
It's now Ground Zero!

You've seen the film 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' now see the statue !
"I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy"


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