The other day my six-year-old son talked me into an impromptu weekend trip to Grand Central Station. The ultimate destination was (obviously) the new Lego store at Rockefeller Center (it’s fabulous) but we made the requisite stop at the MTA NYC Transit Museum/Shop at Grand Central.
My son’s three-year long obsession with trains has recently abated, but the Train Museum is still a favorite stop, even if visiting now has just the slightest tinge of nostalgia.
It’s as much store as museum, but on the way out my son tugged at my sleeve and pointed at the glass donation box they have set up by the door.
“Should we leave them some money?” I asked.
“Yes,” he said.
“Why?” I asked.
“This place is great, and we want it to be here forever, don’t we?”
Sometimes the answers are just that simple.