Sunday, October 10, 2010

I'll Take Manhattan

New York City in 48 hours? It can happen. My daughter and I are living proof that we have just that!

Taking advantage of a three-day weekend, we took a red eye in a Friday night and landed at Newark Airport at 5:10 Saturday morning alarm clock.

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We rented a car (came to $ 10 more than Super Shuttle because of the toll roads) and were in our hotel room in Manhattan for 6 clock. Since it was a holiday, the city and the streets were very light, so excellent time. We stayed in a boutique hotel named Flatotel. He was in a perfect location for us to remove many of the major attractions. First on our agenda was a bit 'a shower, nap, and pack to pack, take a taxi to Union Square Park, a dear friend from high school.He was a friend of some models (husband and wife), bought the very trendy "The Coffee Shop" restaurant, so we met there for a brunch. In the same area as the restaurant and the park's famous "Farmer's Green Market St." has been up and running. We were all gourmets, and this was a nice walk after breakfast very good. My friend and his partner to us for their travel on the day and showed us in the direction of the famous Chelsea Market.

He was going only 15 blocks, so my daughterand I went to that part of the 5 th to 7 along the entire route. We also found Market and Balducci entered. What a wonderful place to shop for luxury. We met a monaco real Renita who was named by a tasting of Mayorga Coffee, roasted in small quantities in the mission Mayorga. 75% of the seeds are certified by the Rainforest Alliance. All I can say is that Starbuck's was delicious and could take a lesson.

Chelsea Market was not as great as we imagined Food Network, especially since wesuch payments were to see both of Manhattan, as we could, we did not realize they were in, but a small part of the complex! While there we learned that there is a tour that has made the "tasting of New York." But oh, 48 hours, just so!

We had to go back to Union Square Park to take the subway (an experience in itself) to 42nd St.. Once there we took in Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Broadway and many attractions and on the streets, including how it was discoveredthe cheesiest excuse for an afternoon of improvisational show of all time. But that was fine, as now we were pretty tired. After the short break, my daughter wanted to take the NBC tour and Top of the Rock. The tour was sold out, but we had the fantastic experience of Top of the Rock.

What can you say about Top of the Rock? It should be the name of an eighth is a wonder of the world! You are literally shot up 67 floors (the top of the vehicle is made of glass, so you will see the birth) and exit at the first of 3Viewing platforms. Everyone has a 360-degree views of Manhattan. E 'was absolutely breathtaking. When my husband was so beautiful as Waimea Canyon on Kauai asked, I told him that was so far up (pun intended) that there is simply no words to describe the points of view.

After that day we were hungry and exhausted. Fortunately we found a more casual local chain called the Heartland Brewery. The day was hot and humid, we have made some nice light salad that was very tasty and manyWater ice. On the way back we stopped at a bakery 24 / 7 treatment and seemed to have coffee in our room. From 10

Our wake-up call for us to be up and out the door eighth We went to a grocery store near you that our waitress suggested the dinner. Of course, we had bagels. We found the ubiquitous Starbucks for a coffee, as was the deli not a single empty seat, and we had breakfast there. Then we went to our van for a tour of the city of 6 hours to perform. A street party was going on, so we had someSurf.

The 6-hour tour was perfect for two weary women. It 'was a small group of about 16 and our guide, Tom, has been informed and a real scream. We took so many places and told so many things to digest, you might not even half of the sites and information. The highlights were Strawberry Fields (memorial to John Lennon) in Central Park, Pier 17, the Staten Island Ferry Wall Street, many (us views of Ellis and Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan) announcedother buildings and neighborhoods and then Ground Zero. Ground Zero and the surrounding area brought most of us to tears. Touching the area seemed to make everyone feel the sadness, as well as the hope.

As our 48 hours was coming to an end, we girls shopped a bit. Sarah at H & M, me at Ann Taylor's. Next came our special dinner, since theatre tickets weren't in the cards. We were fortunate enough to be right across the street from celebrity chef Bobby Flay's Bar Americain.
A luxurious place with dark wood-paneled walls, a '40 's feel. Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and delicious food. There's a reason why it had happened.

We returned to our hotel and prepared for the departure of the first morning. We were tired, happy and connected again. This was thanks to my daughter's desire for a weekend girls and Manattan.

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