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Gloria and Erv Goller, with Glow's brother Erick, visit Dennis and Helton in New York

The Christmas Season

December 1996

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Gloria Goller in New York Dennis, Helton, Gloria and Erv
  New York tourists at a Churrascaria
Dennis and Gloria at the Moondance Diner Gloria and Erv shopping in New York

Moon Dance Diner in Soho

Shopping on 42nd Street

Gloria, Erv and Brother Erick took in Broadway Shows, Radio City Music Hall and a Brazilian style restaurant

Stay in Manhattan

The stayed for three or four days so it was a quick trip. They picked a hotel in Manhattan, with a name I cannot remember.  The hotel was built over an existing structure without changing the original.  The hotel was in the middle of the theatre district and not far from Radio City Music Hall

Theatre

It was Christmas time in New York, the busiest theatre time in the Big Apple.  We managed to get tickets for Les Misables and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Both Dennis and Gloria cried at Les Miz because of its artistry.

Touring

Dennis showed them around Manhattan.  We got to view New York Harbor but could not ride the Staten Island Ferry because of mobility issues - the elevators were broke.  We stopped at the iconic Moondance Diner in Soho (used in the Spiderman movie).  The diner was a traditional railroad passenger car shaped style. The diner closed in 2012

Visiting Helton and Dennis in Queens

The trip was short but the tourists had time to visit our apartment in Elmhurst Queens for a cocktail.  We took the guests to the Green Fields Churrascaria restaurant on Northern Boulevard in Astoria.  We all had a bunch of Caipirinhas and lots of food.  It did not set well with Eric, he got violently ill after we drove the guests back to Manhattan

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Broadway, theatre, Radio City, music, hall, Les Miserables, shopping, diner, Brazilian, restaurant 1996
Photos from Dennis's personal photo albums only in low resolution