Hey guys, me again!! Abby and I are in New York at the moment and it really is good enough to be named twice!!
We’ve been spending our days doing lots of touristy things. So far we’ve; spent the day at The Met, walked down 5th Avenue, spent an afternoon on Barnes and Nobel, eaten breakfast at Tiffany’s, visited Times Square, walked the New York Highline, gazed at the Brooklyn Bridge, popped into Soho, wandered round the Village, saw the FRIENDS apartment and fountain, been to Lincoln Park, seen the largest church in the Western Hemisphere, walked the length of Central Park, people watched in grand central, visited the 9/11 Memorial, meandered around Columbia University, toured Ellis Island, climbed the Statue of Liberty, been to the top of the Empire State Building and eaten some amazing food!!
As you can see we’ve covered quite a lot over the last few days but don’t worry I’ll just give you the highlights of our adventures!!
Walking around Central Park and the New York Highline were both beautiful, and a must for anyone with a few hours to spare. The sights you can see when you walk along the Highline are stunning, and the vastness of Central Park is breathtaking. As a result of storm Stella our walks were snow clad and rather windy, but this didn’t stop us from enjoying the beauty around us. I’m sure that they are even more stunning in the summer!
The 9/11 Memorial was enlightening and beautiful. It was an extremely peaceful and solemn place. It was such a lovely way to remeber those who were lost.
Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty were your classic tourist attractions. They were all great experiences! They were full of people, they offered different views of the city, and they are great spots for cheesy tourist photos!! They’re definitely a must do if you go to New York!
One of our days was spent with Abby’s friend Abie, and this was one of our best days in the city. She took us to the touristy spots we wouldn’t have even thought about. This meant that we could be amazed by the grounds of Columbia University, enjoy the fancy shops in Soho, feel trendy eating our cookie dough in DŌ (a must do!!), and visit the Friends photospots in the village!! It was a great day of sightseeing, gossiping, and culture!
We’ve also been to some cool restaurants while we’ve been in New York. We’ve done some of the classic foods like a hotdog from a hotdog vendor and bagels with cream cheese, but we’ve also been to slime pretty cool places as well. We had breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner where we were serenaded by a variety of singers who are hoping to make it to broadway, this was a very fun experience! We’ve also eaten some amazing cookie dough at DŌ, this I would highly recommend if you enjoy cookie dough because it was delicious and the portions are huge!! Our favourite experience however was probably our cocktail evening with Abie at the Dead Poet bar. The drinks in there are all literary themed and they tasted delicious! They also served some beautiful truffle fries and onion rings, it was amazing!
Overall our time in New York City was pretty great. We did a lot of fun things, saw some amazing sights, met up with our brilliant tour guide (thanks Abie!!), and ate some delicious food! It was all a lot of fun, and it’s somewhere I’d love to go back to!
That’s all for now. I’ll give you another update when we’re in Toronto!