The second day of our visit was a lot more better – no rain and no luggage in toll. A better morning walking the streets of New York..
And we are going to the most photographed, scenic, well used scenery of park – CENTRAL PARK
Yes, it’s the most famous park from the movie Maid in Manhattan, Enchanted, Spiderman, Men in Black, Eat Pray Love, Bridewars, Night at the museum, Devil wears Prada, Hitch, 13 going on 30, Sweet Home Alabama, Two weeks Notice and You’ve got mail among all the other movies. Have I pysched you up yet? I have to say — It’s just so beautiful. ❤
Central Park is a must-see for anyone visiting the five boroughs, no matter the time of year. The 843-acre destination is Manhattan’s most famous park, full of trees, gardens, rolling meadows, arches, sculptures, statues and vistas.
Then, the BETHESDA TERRACE AND FOUNTAIN — where Blaire and Chuck got married in Gossip Girl. 😀
The two-story terrace, which overlooks the Lake and southern sections of the Ramble, features intricate carvings that represent both the times of day and the four seasons. At the center sits Bethesda Fountain—also known as the Angel of the Waters—a biblical allusion and also a celebration of the water system that first brought water to New York City in 1842.
Central Park is probably my most favorite part of New York. ❤
We walked over to the metro to go to the nearest station to GRAND CENTRAL STATION. It is the most complex station that links route 4,6 and 7 at all times.
Do you know the movie Friends with Benefits where there was a flashmob dancing to closing time? GAH. I am there. ❤
And so, there’s this famous burger place that everyone thinks can match up to In & Out so ought to try it out right? It’s SHAKE SHACK, baby!
Like any other grilled burgers, it’s unnervingly satisfying!! But I have to say, I’d go for the In & Out burgers but Shake Shack fries is so much better. The milkshake is good too! 🙂 Uhh. Burps.
Next on the list? EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
The world’s tallest building from 1931 to 1977, the Empire State Building is topped with a stepped Art Deco pinnacle that’s floodlit at night and boasts holiday and commemorative colors throughout the year. We only paid to be on the 86th floor, which is the main deck for $39 with tax already although you can still try to go to the 102nd floor. But, you can see everything from the 86th already, so no need to pay for extra. ❤
From the empire, next stop is about 20 mins away.. Next stop, FLAT IRON BUILDING
The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago’s Daniel Burnham as a steel-frame skyscraper clad in white terra-cotta. At 21 stories and 307 ft (93 meters), it was one of the city’s tallest buildings.
Just right across from the flat iron building. . . EATALY
Eataly is an Italian market place that has all sorts of chocolates, pastries, a cafe and a grocery in one! ❤
And, BTW — I tried their gelato! Italians are not just about the pasta. right? They are famous for their gelatos too! I tried their Stracciatella and it was di-VINE. It was creamy and so, so, so good though it did not taste like hazelnut at all. 😀
After finally getting some walls to separate us from the wind outside and celebrating with a gelato and their famous hot chocolate.. we went to SOHO, NEW YORK
So, get this — I was about tired as a monkey at 9 in the evening so I wasn’t able to take a picture. But this place is a prime shopping center where all the branded stores are. They are lovelllyyyy. ❤ Since no one is buying that night.. we walked about 30 minutes before we reached our dinner destination.. KARAKATTA
This is the nearest place though I mentioned that we had to walk for about 30 minutes before reaching this place. Sadly, the wind was blowing so hard at 3 degrees. It’s a good thing they have ramen and can serve us hot soups, right? so, good choice all in all…
And that sums up our second day in the lovely city of new york. ❤