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Jan. 26 2012

Getting away to it all

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

I’m not one to sit around on vacation. I love my job, but it does entail spending most of my workday in a small room with a bunch of electronics, & I’m a pretty sociable person, & not very sedentary,ย  so when I leave town for a few days, I need to be somewhere with plenty to do.

Naturally, as the 1970’s tourism slogan goes,ย  I love New York. When we vacation there, Jim claims I draw energy from the sidewalks of Manhattan & put even his (ultramarathoner’s!) stamina to shame.ย  The city offers such an abundance ofย  things we love: arts, dining, architecture, shopping… who needs to sleep? We can do that on the train ride home.

We’re getting a New York “fix” in February & can’t wait. At this point, we plan to see Verdi’s “Ernani” at the Met, eat great food, hang out with friends, & hit at least one flea market. A museum outing may also be on the agenda, as will (weather permitting) some nice, long runs through the streets of Manhattan. If you have favorite New York haunts, feel free to post them here!

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Dyana Neal


Dyana is WBJC's midday host. Her full bio can be read here.

3 Responses to Getting away to it all

  • Doug says:

    Had an ex-girlfriend who lived on East 31st street for awhile… one thing I liked about that neighborhood was the small restaurants in the area… one place had a fixed-price Sunday brunch menu that I always enjoyed. Have a great time – I haven’t been up to NY for a long while – ready to go back!


    PS – Zabar’s! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dyana Neal
      Dyana Neal says:

      Cool recs, Doug, thanks! Would you believe we’ve never been to Zabar’s? Hotel-wise, we tend to search Expedia, Apple Core Hotels, & NY Inns for deals. If we’re really lucky, we might score a great rate at the Hotel Belleclaire or the Gershwin Hotel; will be at the latter this time.

  • Doug says:

    You have me thinking of NYC, Dyana! There are two places that I haven’t been to that reflect my personal interests and would be on my own agenda; the Intrepid Museum http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/ and what is now apparently the Paley Center, formerly the Museum of Television and Radio http://www.paleycenter.org/.

    So where’s a good place to stay? I remember staying once at a hotel up near the Lincoln Center, but I can’t remember the name of it – and the one where we stayed on my high school trip is long gone (not surprising given how long ago it was!) ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™‚

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