For someone who’s based a 24 hour flight away, I’ve been to NYC for more times than I care to admit. Six. And it’s almost unfeeling to say that I’m sad that my dear brother has moved home.
There isn’t all that much that’s iconic or a must-see. More like a perfect saturday, everyday.
Chelsea Market & The Highline
Kyna was also visiting her sister, who just moved to NYC! So we bought a half pound lobster & soups to-go from The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market, and brought our lunch to the Highline. For drinks we bought them at the Highline itself - Apple & Ginger soda from Brooklyn Soda Works and a cuppa drip coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee.
Subways in Manhattan used to run on elevated tracks for approx 30 years from 1934, till property prices rose too much to be ignored. Part of the tracks was preserved, blah blah blah, tada, a pretty & quirky park to relax in.
Lincoln Center during NYFW SS14
Since fashion week isn’t accessible to the rest of us, all you can do is wander around the grounds of Lincoln Center and catch clips on the giant screen. Still though, the mood is infectious. And if you keep your eyes peeled, maybe you’ll spot someone famous.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Truth be told, I do not understand Art at all. But the way in which the building was designed, the daylight just lends such an ethereal glow on so many rooms on the ground floor of the Met. Plus, you can pay whatever you want for entrance. Try $1 if you so dare to.
Dumbo & East River Ferry
The East River Ferry connects you from 34th St to Brooklyn - namely Williamsburg & Dumbo! Quite ambivalent on the ferry but it sure is more comfy than a subway ride. Also pictured is the beautifully restored carousel from the 1920s - Jane’s Carousel.
The area around Dumbo/Brooklyn Bridge Park is beautiful and perfect for a lazy sunday morning/afternoon. Because…. my absolute favorite Luke’s Lobster opened a little outpost right by the ferry stop & Smorgasburg there on Sunday’s! More on these two in the next post.
The Chrysler Building & New York Public Library (NYPL)
The Chrysler is synonymous to the new york skyline. Not to mention a leading example of art deco architecture. As for this particular NYPL, even though it is nothing compared to all the old libraries in Europe, it was the setting for "The Day after Tomorrow" where Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum were getting all melodramatic and freezing.
Columbus Circle & Central Park (Bethesda Terrace)
I am partial on this one because my brother lives so near to columbus circle. But if you’re in NYC during christmas, I remembered loving the christmas lights here.
Central Park can be very daunting if you just wander around aimlessly. it stretches across 4 avenues and 50 streets. In my opinion, most of the activity centers around 72nd street entrances. I’ve also seen many airbnb listings boasting that they’re “walking distance” from central park. Honey, I wouldn’t be thrilled if its way up north.
Love you NY, hope to be back some day.