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Todd Selby Just Back from Spring Break

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Who

The Yamadas: Ken, Naomi, Katy, 10, Cole, 13, and Sachi.

Home base

Albany, California.

En Route From

New York City— it was a sentimental journey for Ken and Naomi, who lived in Manhattan in the late 1980’s.

Revelation

“The city feels cleaner and safer,” says Naomi. “We took my mother-in-law and the kids on the subway, night and day.”

Digs

A two-bedroom suite at the Hotel Stanford (hotelstanford.com; doubles from $229), on 32nd Street in Koreatown—“quiet and spacious, a good find,” Ken says.

Broadway Boon

Naomi and Katy’s “partial view” seats for Wicked, purchased for $55 each at wickedthemusical.com, turned out to be just six rows from the stage.

Chinatown Chow

At Congee Village (100 Allen St.; 212/941-1818; dinner for four $52), the Yamadas hosted a Cantonese banquet for family and friends.

Geography Lesson

The Statue of Liberty is actually closer to New Jersey than it is to New York.

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