New York!

It is an amazing place.

John's pizzeria at Times Square, in the Gospel Tabernacle church building. Once you get over the idea of eating in a place of worship, the pizza is delicious.  There are four exposed brick ovens on two floors, fired by coal. The pizza is classic New York style, a thin, crisp crust, tomato sauce and mozzarella. The crust is divine (Okay, so I didn't quite get over the idea of eating in a church.)

We spend the rest of the day at the Herald Square Macy's, slowly going insane. Three floors of clothes for women? My mind doesn't deal well with situations like that.

Day 2- Ess-a bagel on 51st and 3rd ave has big, dense, chewy bagels with light and delicious cream cheese, both dairy and non.

Central park is calm. Beautiful. Cold. Beautiful. Little children squealing on their snowboards, friendly butt-sniffing dogs and busker music.

We walk through Central Park to the Met. The Met is awe-inspiring, and its own history is slowly becoming part of the exhibition. We spend time in the American and South East Asian wings. I like the period rooms- touchscreen Apple monitors display information about each period.

Today is our last day in New York. It will end too soon.

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Psychiatrist, cook, bookworm, photographer. Not necessarily in that order.
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13 Responses to New York!

  1. jaklumen says:

    I still don't do well with crowds, but I've heard so many good things about NYC, especially from NYCinephile when he was here at VOX. I'd probably have to get a tour from a native just to avoid the extra crush of tourists.

  2. Emjay says:

    Love New York city! It's one of the cities the manservant took me too when trying to convince me to move from Australia. We then went there for our honeymoon 10 years ago – and a few times since.

  3. rlbates says:

    Wonderful! Love the photos.

  4. Aubrey says:

    I LOVE DUCKS.I also long to go to NY and spend one entire day in the Met, only coming out for air at closing time.

  5. Katiebell says:

    love all the photos, especially the tiffany ones. I have yet to write any post about taking my Mom to see her Moms stuff at the Morse Museum in Orlando, probably because they did not allow cameras….

  6. thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. i can't believe there is a pizza parlor so beautiful.

  7. Purplesque says:

    Oh, there are so many to choose from! From food tours to architecture tours to art tours..there's even a 'Gargoyles of Manhattan' tour! And some of them are free. Unfortunately there were no public tours scheduled during this visit. Last time we were in NYC, we took a Little Italy and Chinatown tour- it was incredible. Walking around with a New Yorker who knows the city makes it completely different.

  8. Purplesque says:

    šŸ™‚ Smart move in his part! I like New York, and keep trying to convince A to move there. I heard a lot of people compare NYC to DC- mostly in terms of snow-removal times. That made me think of you.

  9. Purplesque says:

    Oh, Aubrey, you must! The Met was built for you. You are going to need more than a day, though, much more.

  10. Purplesque says:

    Oh. I was prepared to not take the camera in, but the Met mostly allows them- no flash, and no pictures in restricted areas. You can even get a permit and take a tripod if you want!

  11. Purplesque says:

    Ha ha..isn't it amazing? I'd simply read good reviews of the pizza, and we walked in a small door in Times Square, not expecting anything like the 5-storey gorgeous building inside!

  12. Karen says:

    Thanks for this. I love New York. It's the one city I wish I lived in.

  13. Lakshmi says:

    New York Style Pizza. Probably the only reason I might go back. Sigh.

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