New York City is Never Never Land of Celebrities
On Saturday morning we were touring thru the Upper Eastside (E. 71st Street to be exact) and bumped into world-famous syndicated gossip columnist Liz Smith, walking her dog, obviously having just rolled out of bed. She was NOT amused when I acknowledged her (politely) to my group of assorted tourists. As we reached Park Avenue and East 69th Street, we ran into ABC News reporter/anchor Cynthia McFadden, anxiously flagging a taxi down.
A few blocks later we passed David Koch, the richest man in New York, originally from Wichita, Kansas, who now lives at the formidable fortress 740 Park Avenue (“The Best Address”) where Jackie Kennedy grew up. On Columbus Circle we ran into someone I could actually introduce them to, my friend Dick Scanlan, co-author of the Broadway hit Thoroughly Modern Millie.
My group was thoroughly convinced that New York City is truly Never Never Land!