For a number of reasons, I had to drive to New York City twice in two weeks.

The first trip was March 10-12th. We stayed at the Intercontinental NY Times Square. A little subpar compared to other Intercontinental hotels, but very conveniently located. The view from the room was hard to beat, but we did find a much better view the following day.

On Friday we met a friend for dinner at Cafe Un Deux Trois in the heart of Broadway.

The next day we inspected the new and amazing Ritz Carlton New York NoMad. They really did a wonderful job with the interior decoration! And the views… simply stunning. After the inspection, we had lunch with another friend at the hotel’s Zaytinya, the Mediterranean fusion restaurant by José Andrés. For dinner we went to one of our classic favourites, the mid-twon underground Japanese restaurant and sake oasis Sakagura. We did not care much for the Middle Eastern touches in their classical Japanese menu, but it was still worth it.

On Sunday, while my wife had a ship inspection in NJ, my daughter and I had lunch at the Roman cuisine restaurant Amarone Scarlatto, in the Theater District. Then we drove back to Boston.

A few days later, on Thursday the 23rd, I had to return to NYC. This time to meet the New York University Langone Health technology transfer team, at their One Park office. That brought back a lot of memories, since I used to go to the Equinox gym around the corner when I lived in E29th street, between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue.

Here are some photographs.