November 16, 2013 8:30 am

Good morning, New York

While those on the opposite side of the hotel get views of Central Park, south-facing rooms at our hotel are treated to a tightly packed cluster of buildings… and this old-timey water tower:

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After defeating the New Jersey Devils and sustaining a brief wait before entering the Lincoln Tunnel, the Los Angeles Kings arrived at their midtown Manhattan hotel shortly after 11 p.m. on a brisk, cool night. Having sustained a dusting of snow in windy, chilly Buffalo, the team’s stay in the New York area has been mild and pleasant, and the scheduled off-day today should be enjoyed under sunny skies and without the need of a heavy jacket.

With New York depicted in so many songs and movies, I was hard pressed to choose only one video clip to place in this post. I did search “Maid in Manhattan” on YouTube, but after fishing through two or three clips I decided that it wasn’t the best use of my time. Instead, here are several views from the sliver of city life you can see from the window of my hotel room.

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Waking up with the Kings will follow shortly, and after heading downtown for lunch, I’ll return to post an update on January’s Stadium Series game. Enjoy your Saturday.

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