The next morning I woke up as everyone was deciding what to do. Allison and Andrea were all ready and they headed off on their own in separate directions.
I got up, got dressed and joined Koly, Heather, Brady and Dustin for the bus tour from the Waldorf to downtown.
It was pretty fun. You basically sit in the open second level of a double decker bus so you get to see all the sights. It did start to rain for a little bit but the tour guide busted out some plastic ponchos and the tour went on.
We left Brady on the bus to continue on the uptown portion while we got off and grabbed a cab to the Shake Shack for a late lunch. Oh my God were their burgers fantastic!! I got a shack burger, cheese fries and a peanut butter shake.
We tried taking the subway back to the apartment but ended up grabbing a cab instead when there was some confusion as to which train to take.
When we got back home we found that the apartment was without power.
The original plan had been to come home, grab a shower, get all dressed up and then go out to a nice dinner before the show we were going to see that night.
Instead we spent much of the late afternoon on the phone with the property managers trying to figure out what was going on and how to fix it.
The property persons solution was for us to go to the show and if it wasn’t fixed by the time we got back she would move is to a new property.
We hurriedly got showered(still had hot water thank goodness!) and dressed and took a cab to the theater.
The show we were seeing was called “Other Desert Cities” starring Stockard Channing, Stacey Keach and Judith Light and it
The acting was amazing. Judith Light stole the show in my opinion but all the actors were phenomenal!
Catching a cab after a Broadway play lets out is not as easy as you would think. Heh. We walked down the street trying to hail several cabs but they were all full. Mumbles were made about finding a subway entrance when I heard Koly saying: “Allison! Kelly! Get in!”
I turned around and faced a bicycle cab. You know the kind with the rickety little carriage on wheels hooked up to a bicycle. I laughed out loud but Koly was serious.
In we hopped and while Koly, Heather and Andrea grabbed another one behind us. It was quite a ride, weaving in and out of traffic, almost getting run over by cab drivers. I was fearing for my life but also having a pretty good time.
When we got back to the apartment we were shocked to find that they wanted 48 dollars PER PERSON for the ride. Not much we could do at that point so we chalked it up to another New York lesson learned and paid up.
The power was still off at the apartment so Allison called and got the address for the new place they were going to move into and she and Heather took off to meet her there to get the keys.
Koly grabbed two cabs that were on the street and we ran upstairs to get our luggage that we had packed before the show and headed over as well.
Well, the new place was certainly an upgrade. It was between Park and Madison and it was HUGE! Three bedrooms and three baths with a giant living room. I think the other apartment we had stayed in could have easily fit into the living room of this one.