New York City, New York, USA; 40.7142° N, 74.0064° W
10.07.2013 - 11.07.2013
An afternoon well spent in New York City, what's another way of spending a better time shopping? It didn't take us as much time as we had expected to get from Boston to here; only 3 hours.
We called our family in New Jersey and they said that tomorrow they'll be meeting up with us to give us a tour of the city, so for the rest of the day today, we are just going to spend some time shopping and for tonight, we got tickets to watch Cinderella on Broadway.
Broadway is a very famous landmark. They have award winning shows and many musicals, etc. We chose Cinderella, since we love Disney.
View of New York City
We also went on a helicopter tour of New York City and the views were absolutely beautiful.
View of the city from our helicopter tour
New York has five boroughs; Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan and Queens. Our hotel for the night is in Brooklyn, the borough with the second largest population. We will be staying at Sheraton, since we found a good deal of 139$/per night, including breakfast.
We heard that there's good shopping on Canal St and to never buy any perfume from New York. So, we just shopped around everywhere and tried to get to know the city a bit. We had dinner at Tom's diner, in Manhattan. It is a very famous restaurant, for the Seinfeld TV series and it has been around since the 1940's.
After watching the amazing show on Broadway, we walked around in Times Square, since it was so lively, even if it was like 11:30 pm.
After our breakfast buffet, we used the Grand Central Station and left our car at the hotel, to avoid paying the parking around. Also, New York City is really busy so it is quite hard to find a good spot. The parking spots on the street only have a limited time before you need to add more money in as well.
Amazing view of the bridge and of one part of the city
We met up with our family members, and they brought us to take the ferry to go to the Statue of Liberty, which was one of the gifts given by France and it is the symbol of political symbol.
We couldn't actually go in to visit the inside, since we had to do some paperworks a few months earlier if we wanted to. Instead, we just took pictures and then headed to Central Park. Although it is a very big park with a zoo and everything, we didn't get to go around everywhere. We then went for lunch at 2 Bros Pizza and it was absolutely delicious.
We then got the chance to go to the UN Headquarters, home of the international organization and one of the most visited. My dad is part of the United Nations and he always wanted me to be part of it too.
Great capture of one part of New York City
There is so many things to see in New York, but unfortunately we didn't have enough time to do everything and we had to keep going. Before heading to New Jersey, we stopped by Baked by Melissa, for some amazing cupcakes for the road.
One of the rarest event and the thing that really amazed me when we were in Manhattan was that we got lucky. The Manhattan Solstice occurred. Since it only happens twice a year, I was pretty surprised. It also looked really cool, because the sun aligned with the east-west streets.
We got in New Jersey quite late at night, but it wasn't actually too far from New York City, only about 1-1/2 hour.
Photoset of the places we went to in New York City