Tuesday, April 2, 2013

(On and Off) Broadway


I think of Broadway as the quintessential New York street. There's the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and Broadway. There's the Broadway of theater, celebrities and bright lights and then there's Buttercup's Broadway. My Broadway is the dry cleaner, my banks, the drugstore and the grocery. It's the bus route I travel most often.


I live a block from Broadway -- off Broadway -- and my street is almost entirely residential. There are a few schools and churches, medical offices, too, but for any shopping I walk up one block to Broadway. Three of my offices have been on Broadway and that gave me the opportunity to get to know different sections of the street well. We may visit some well-known sights this month, but we'll also spend time visiting  my neighborhood -- the Upper West Side -- and seeing landmarks in my life. I hope you'll enjoy seeing New York through a New Yorker's eyes. Welcome to Buttercupland!

My blog buddy, Denise, guessed the theme and a little gift will be going out to her. I'll be featuring a different Blogging from A to Z Challenge participant daily. In just a few days I've found some terrific blogs and want to share them with you.

Thanks for all the good wishes for my big work project. It went off extremely well. I arrived at the office at 5:45 a.m. yesterday and by 8:15 a.m. we were well on our way. I took today off to see my accountant and am pleased that my taxes are done. The afternoon was treat time and I had a pedicure and took a long walk. I'm now beginning to refocus on all the things that didn't get done last month, as well as the next phase of my life, The Big R.

Bonus "B:"

 Bikers and bus on Broadway

17 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I Heart NY.

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

It wouldn't be New York without Broadway. Can't wait to see your pictures. I too have already discovered so many interesting blogs and bloggers.

martinealison said...

Je ne connais pas NY... Merci pour cette visite... Très jolies photos.
Gros bisous

Nellie said...

I will really enjoy following you around your town!

Melinda said...

She was a good guesser.

Looking forward to more.

M :)

Dee said...

Wow Broadway! I'm jealous! I hope I can make it there someday.

Mevely317 said...

I'd no idea you were so near to Broadway, Carol! In comparison, your street must feel like a sweet oasis.
Guilty of making so many (touristy) assumptions about NYC, I'm really looking foward to see the city through your eyes!

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

What a fun theme! I also didn't realise you lived do close to broadway. Love the pictures!

Ronda said...

Can't wait to see New York through your eyes! I'm already guessing what you may use for Q and X!

Carol said...

How exciting to live in New York, off Broadway. Thank you for the glimpse! I look forward to seeing more.

Wendy H said...

It's on my bucket list to visit New York! Way up high on my list.

Great post, nice to meet you through the A to Z!

Diane Weidenbenner said...

I found your blog through the A to Z challenge and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've been to NY many times and am also fond of Broadway. Thanks for sharing the "resident's side" of NY. I'll be back! If you have a chance, drop by my blog at www.dianeweidenbenner.com

Grammy Staffy said...

I knew you would pick broadway.... I told you so. Just hearing the word broadway makes my heart skip a beat and I think of NYC. I can't imagine living just one block away....lucky you!

Paula said...

New York, New York! A wonderful town!

TARYTERRE said...

Your Broadway does sound like an oasis in comparison to the hustle and bustle of the rest of the street.

Susie said...

I love your city and the way you are taking us on little tours here and there. Wonderful Buttercup!!! I am coming back to NYC one day. I love it. xoxox,Susie

The Wicked Writer said...

I love your blog, and why were all the bikers on the road? Looking forward to more.