A City Girl from Head to Toe

Dear Caroline,

You’re such a gal about town. You’ve gone everywhere in Manhattan that counts. The Upper East Side and the Upper West Side. Soho and the East Village. Times Square and the West Village. Harlem. You know which bus line goes where.

You’ve wandered around the Metropolitan Museum of Art (http://www.metmuseum.org/) and can probably find the sarcophagi and the Rembrandts without a map.
You’ve ambled through the long, tall, cool halls of the American Museum of Natural History (http://www.amnh.org/), admiring the blue whale and the shark’s jawbone suspended overhead.

You’ve attended the opera at Lincoln Center (http://new.lincolncenter.org/live/), and the ballet, too, and of course all the Broadway shows, especially “Phantom” at The Majestic(http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com/new_york/).

You’ve sauntered through all the best stores, Saks (htp://www.saksfifthavenue.com/Entry.jsp) and Bergdorf (http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/) and all the little specialty shops, too, looking at dresses and handbags and shoes and makeup.

You’ve seen so many of the splendors of the city, the lobby of the Plaza (http://www.theplaza.com/) and Radio City Music Hall (http://www.radiocity.com/) the tree at Rockefeller Center (http://www.rockefellercenter.com/).

You’ve gone to school in historic Town Hall,(http://the-townhall-nyc.org/) and saw great cabaret songs sung there, too.

You’ve gone to so many restaurants in so many neighborhoods, sampling the cuisines and developing a discriminating palate.

By now you must know Manhattan as well as any 19-year-old, and certainly as well as any 19-year-old from — ahem, yes, admit it — Queens.

P.S. – Part 2 will appear tomorrow.

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