Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I want to go everywhere I haven't been, and back to everywhere I have been.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

A GET WELL CARD TO NEW YORK CITY





The Oculus, New York City  | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


"And we're going to get through it because we are New York, and because we've dealt with a lot of things, and because we are smart. You have to be smart to make it in New York And we are resourceful and we are showing how resourceful we are. And because we are united, and when you are united, there is nothing you can't do. And because we are New York tough. We are tough. You have to be tough. This place makes you tough. But it makes you tough in a good way. We are going to make it because I love New York, and I love New York because New York loves you."

"New York loves all of you. Black and white and brown and Asian and short and tall and gay and straight. New York loves everyone. That's why I love New York. It always has, it always will. And at the end of the day, my friends, even if it is a long day, and this is a long day, love wins. Always. And it will win again through this virus. Thank you."

- NY Governor Andrew Cuomo
  March 25, 2020




New York City...........I want you back........

I want the noise, the grit, the crowded sidewalks.
I want the neon lights on Broadway, the billboards.
and the skyscrapers.
I want the concrete, the hot dog carts, and the tourists who walk too slowly.
I want the bagels, the Michelin restaurants, and the sea of yellow taxis.

I want you just the way you were.  



The photos below have been take by me over the years.



I want to stroll the High Line without worrying about social distancing.

The High Line, New York City  | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 I want to walk through Times Square on a summer night when it's teeming with tourists. 

Times Square, New York City  | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 I want to saunter through Bryant Park, when it's packed at lunch time.

Bryant Park, New York City  | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



I want to sit on the steps of the New York Public Library right next to total strangers.  

New York City Public Library | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



 I want to sit shoulder to shoulder with 20,000 folks in Madison Square Garden.

Madison Square Garden, New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



I want to wander through Central Park with the masses.

Bethesda Fountain is the heartbeat of Central Park in New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


I want to join a gaggle of gawkers gathered on the sidewalk to watch the street performers.

New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



I want to stand with a crowd on a corner, waiting for the "Don't Walk" sign to change.

New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



I want to see hoards of theater-goers walking through Shubert Alley.

Shubert Alley, New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



I want to sit in a jam-packed restaurant, eating the best corned-beef sandwich in the world.

Katz's Deli, New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



I want to be squished into a seat in a Broadway theater. 

Broadway Theater, New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



I want to ride the subway, even if we're packed in like sardines.

New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



I want to be among the throngs of people hanging around the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Metropolitan Museum Of Art,  New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes



I want it to be so busy in Grand Central Station that's it "like being in Grand Central Station." 

Grand Central Station,  New York City | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Please get well soon, New York City.
The world needs you, healthy and strong. 

🗽💓🗽💓🗽💓🗽💓🗽 

With love,