On Friday, we met up with Martha again and we took a taxi down to Battery park to board the Circleline ferry to Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty. While on the island it started to rain. We didn't even get off to visit Ellis Island. After the educational tour of Lady Liberty we strolled up to ground zero, the former site of the World Trade Center. Then we walked up Church on our way to Mulberry Street or Little Italy. We had a late lunch at Paesano of Mulberry. We then took the Q Subway back up to 57th Street. We rested for a little bit before heading to Martha and Steve's for some wine and crackers before the show. We walked to the Shubert theater for the 8pm showing of Monte Python's "Spamalot", it was a hilarious production... which had me in tears. After the show got out at 10pm we headed back up to Midtown for a late dinner at Nobu 57.
On Saturday, Toby and I spent the day together, on this sunny morning we walked over to Rockefeller Center and went up to the "Top of the Rock" observation deck on the 67-70th floors. We had great views of the Empire State Building and Central Park from this vantage point. Afterwards we explored St. Patrick's Cathedral which was in middle of mass. We then spent an hour inside the Museum of Modern Art before heading up 5th Ave to Central Park for a hotdog lunch. We walked thru the park and ended up at Lincoln Center before heading back to the hotel. That night we met up with Steve and Martha for the last time for an Italian meal at la Vineria on 55th. Later that night Toby and I headed down to a bustling Time Square.
On Sunday, we did a quick walk down to Grand Central Station and to the New York Public Library and Bryan Park before heading back up for lunch at Applejacks (where we had breakfast on our first day). We then picked up our bags at the hotel and headed to JFK. While at the airport we had a 5 hour delay! URGH. We were originally scheduled to be home by 7pm... we arrived at 11:15, then waited an hour for our luggage.
Oh well, other than the flight home, it was a great fun filled trip.
Click the following names for more information on the places we've seen and visited:
The Dream Hotel
Time Square NYC
Greyline Bus Tours
South Street Seaport
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Monty Python's Spamalot at the Schubert Theater
Nobu 57 Restaurant
Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Museum of Modern Art
Apple Store NYC - 5th Ave
La Vineria Restaurant
Grand Central Station
FAO Schwartz Toy Store