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Michelle Obama came to Town

I just read this article from Eater NY about how over the weekend Michelle Obama took the girls on a little escape from the stressful D.C. healthcare debates to a little culinary and theater tour of Manhattan.

Stops included:

1) Dylan’s Candy Bar

2) Astor Place Theater: for a performance of Blue Man Group

3) Mesa Grill: for brunch

4) Empire State Building

5) Shubert Theater: To see the new musical Memphis

6) Magnolia Bakery

After reading this agenda I wasn’t particularly impressed as they seemed to hit all the standards, but what I was more appalled over was this blog comment!

Was this some nightmare agenda pushed by Bloomberg? Terrible bakery, awful food, nasty tourist traps, overpriced cheap chocolates, worst theatrical shows….wow…. a PR junket for the worst in the city!! Or is this what they think the black people want?

Not quite sure how this has anything to do with Bloomberg…keep in mind she’s traveling with her two young daughters (7 and 10 years old) who might not be up for caviar and duck pate or some white napkin on your lap dinner experience.  At least she didn’t take them to Jekyll and Hyde!  Candy and cupcakes sound pretty good to me, I’m surprised Serendipity wasn’t on the list.  Also, I heard Memphis was a pretty good show!  Kathy Lee Gifford and Hota Kotb (who are not black!) talk about it all the time on their morning show.  I think it’s a good choice for the young girls, it’s entertaining with a hint of history and culture and racial boundaries.  And a first trip to NY can’t be complete without a trip to the legendary Empire State Building.

Would love to hear other suggestions for kids in the city.

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