After the mad-rush of our trip into NYC, we did get a couple of hours to relax and try to take in the magnitude of the city and the opulence of our Trump Soho hotel room.
From the personalized welcome on all four phones – two of them in the bathrooms,
To the his and hers robes,
To the amazing view of Upper Manhattan from our corner window… Everything, “creates the sense that every guest is a VIP”… or so says the Trump promise, framed prominently on the leather appointed desk.
The other thing prominently displayed is the Minibar menu…
But it was cool inside. We wandered around, only getting separated and lost twice, until it was time to head back to the hotel to refresh and get ready to go to the Gershwin Theatre to see WICKED!
While we were getting ready, Downtown Dad, ever ready with his camera phone, caught this of fellow Trump Soho guest, Carlos Santana, as he was leaving for a gig somewhere in the city…
We decided to take the subway uptown to Wicked, it was cheaper, and faster! As for seeing Wicked on Broadway – It was Amazing! From our first glimpse of the stage, which was an awesome confection of steampunk, all through the show, not only was the company from the two leads down to the smallest flying monkey, spot on and perfect in their acting, dancing and songs, but the stagecraft and set itself became a stellar character as well.
The next morning, we took the Staten Island Ferry round trip for a pretty close look at the Statue of Liberty, with no lines and for free!
We actually got much closer than this picture would imply. It was also very cool to stand on the deck and listen to many languages besides English excitedly talk about this national icon.
I was anxious to get home, back to normal. While I truly enjoyed the lavishness of our surroundings, you just never knew what was going to happen next…
As we left the hotel for a quick lunch, before heading out to the airport, we ran into Carlos again.