Today was my first full day as a tourist in New York, and the weather was most cooperative. All around I saw tulips, daffodils, magnolia and dogwood trees in bloom, and people, lots of people, walking, running, skating, biking, and scootering. The only place I can think of in Tel Aviv as crowded as today's NY sidewalks is the shuk. Lunch with one friend, dinner with another...and a really good cup of coffee, at last. The city feels both familiar and new...I haven't been here in two years. The classic New York accent sounds so cute to me now.