Saturday, April 21, 2018

N Is for the N Train

 
Today we're visiting the N Line. It runs from Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, Queens through Manhattan and through Brooklyn to Stilwell Avenue in Coney Island. We stopped in midtown Manhattan on our way to our "P" stop. Yes, we're having a little weekend fun by putting the hint of the day in the middle of the post. Wild Saturday night in Buttercupland!
 
After my visit to the N Line, I spent time with my friend, Johnny Cash at the Opry City Stage.  Opry City Stage was a find for me this afternoon while I was taking pictures. There's a restaurant, music events and gift shop only five subway stops from home. The restaurant menu looks great and so does the musical programs.  
 
 

We're in the center of the Broadway theater district and you can see the neon marquees. The one closest to us is for the long-running musical, Chicago. 
 
We're making a quick stop for a photo at the legendary Brill Building. The building is named for the Brill family who owned a clothing store on the first floor and later bought the building. During the depression they began to lease office space to song writer and publishers and musicians. The Brill Building was the site for offices for many of the great song writers of the 1960s. Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller and Neil Sedaka are a few of the names that created many of the songs we danced to in high school. The building is under renovation now, but if you listen carefully you can still hear  "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"
 
 We've only walked for a few blocks, but when there's a Juniors around the corner it's time to stop for a piece of their iconic cheesecake. This is a branch of the restaurant that was founded in 1950 in Brooklyn. Good deli sandwiches and great cheesecake make it a fun spot for a snack or meal. The sandwiches and the slices of cheesecake are enormous and definitely made for sharing. As you can see from the picture, spring has finally arrived in New York City and it was a day to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.
 
We'll be staying closer to home for our next A to Z Blogging Challenge,  but I've got a discovery there, too. I hope you'll be part of the fun. For more weekend fun please stop by the group at Pink Saturday. This has been my Saturday. What did you do this spring Saturday?
 
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a beautiful Sunday!
 

7 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I enjoyed this N, O, P trip with you today. It was a lovely spring day out today and it was good to be outside enjoying the sunshine.

Theresa said...

Thanks for taking me along on this journey:) That Brill Bldg is SO pretty! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Chatty Crone said...

This is so incredible - I don't know if you know how lucky you are - of take it for granted - but I would LOVE to do what you are doing and go where you go. So much history there. Love it. sandie

TARYTERRE said...

love the Brill building. and Juniors looks nice. good place to get something yummy.

Susie said...

Buttercup, I love the older buildings . Their entrances are wonderful. So much to see and do. If I had been born in NYC city, I would never move away that is for sure. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Marcy said...

I spent Saturday morning preparing A to Z blog posts and grocery shopping and Saturday afternoon mowing lawns and weeding. I would have much rather been exploring Broadway. Thanks for another fun post!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It looks like you had a fun day exploring different parts of the city! I love that cheesecake from Junior's!