Lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Since Jul 2007
50-64 year old female
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Central Park is awesome. If you have a partial day at the end of your trip, I think it's best to save for the last day so that you truly get the impact of the serenity against the craziness of the city. FAO Schwartz and the Apple Store are nearby and a few blocks back is the famous Dylan's Candy Bar (owned by Dylan Lauren, Ralph’s daughter). Directly across from Dylan’s is a wonderful pizza place (Jon’s fav), Patsy’s Pizzaria. A horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park at sunset is magical. To truly enjoy the park, you should study a map on-line before you go. The Mall and Bethesda Fountain are the two places you will recognize from movies. Bike rides in Central Park are fun on Sundays when the streets are closed to traffic. We have used http://www.bikerentalcentralpark.com/bike-rentals.php on more than one occasion. We make on-line reservations. There are many places you aren’t supposed to access on bicycles, but we haven’t always obeyed those rules. The best thing we’ve ever done was ride bikes from the bottom of Central Park to the top, exited in Harlem, rode up to Cathedral St. John the Divine and then over to Riverside Park and back down. Also, it’s fun to walk into the lobbies and bathrooms in some of the famous old hotels near Central Park, like The Plaza Hotel, which is right across the street from FAO and the Apple Store, and the Waldorf Astoria, which is a few blocks over on Park Avenue. Just walk in like you own the place.
We go see the Rockette's Christmas Spectacular when visiting in late fall or Christmastime. It is perfection.
In winter months, you can go ice skating at Rockefeller Center (where the huge live tree is) or in Central Park or in Bryant Park or just watch! That's a lot of fun, since all the rinks are outside.
St Patrick's Cathedral is close by Rockefeller. You can walk in anytime and walk around, pray, light a candle for someone, etc.
Many movies have been filmed here. The architecture is gorgeous.
Fun place to ice skate in winter. There are also places to eat in the park. Check out the public library there.
Excellent food. Very busy place. Beautiful building. We eat here before a Broadway show.
One of my favorite shows. But any Broadway show is sure to please.
A fun place and a Times Square anchor. You need to go here once.
Classic NY diner with excellent food. Go here if staying close by.
A must-do one-time attraction. See the vastness of the City.
There are Shake Shacks around the City, but this one is unique in its location and all outdoor seating.
Walk across this NY icon and walk down to the water for great views of the City.
A true NY experience. Expect a crowded place where you may be seated with strangers.
Treat yourself after walking over the bridge and eating at Grimaldi's.
See a different part of NY in this neighborhood. The residential streets are beautiful and there are plenty of shops and restaurants to happen upon.
An interesting building so keep walking through. Places to eat and shop and go to the bathroom.
See the NYSE building and Federal Hall, where Washington took his oath of office. Walk south to the bull.
The sphere from the WTC is located here. It's also a gorgeous view of the river and the best view of the Statute of Liberty without leaving the island.
This free ride is a nice break from the City and will take you as close as you can get to the Statute of Liberty without actually going there. There is plenty of seating and a snack bar.
See the gorgeous fountains that outline where the towers once stood. Read the names of the lives that were lost.
Chinatown is the only place I purchase NYC souvenirs. You can always negotiate price and their starting price is lower than Times Square and other souvenir shops. It’s also a great place to buy scarves.
The place for tired feet. Get a foot massage and enjoy one of NYC's cultures.
The best service and sit-down service Chinese food in the City.
A fun culture to experience at nighttime. Plenty of restaurants with outdoor seating as well as dessert places and outdoor vendors.