Archive for January, 2013

Postcard from Grand Central Terminal (NYC)

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

If there’s one thing the foodie tots love more than food, it’s trains. My late grandfather founded a short line railroad in Maryland, so this is more than a passing fancy in our family. Over the holidays we took an impromptu weekend trip to NYC to see the Angelina Ballerina Very Merry Holiday Musical by Vital Theatre Co. (Highly recommend, by the way, for the 2- to 6-year-old set.) With just one day in the city for sight-seeing, we stopped at Grand Central Terminal to check out the holiday train display at the Transit Museum annex. (The NY Transit Museum, in Brooklyn, is another foodie tot favorite.)

grand central terminal nyc

Grand Central Terminal, one of the most noted landmarks in New York, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The train display, featuring a Lionel layout with Metro-North and New York Central trains departing from a mini Grand Central Terminal, is open through February 10. Worth a visit if you find yourself in NYC!

grand central model train

(As for eats, we do the tourist thing and go to Junior’s in the food court for matzo ball soup, deli sandwiches and egg creams. And a stop at Murray’s cheese counter in the market is a must.)