Our last day in NYC was really fun. We did sleep in a bit more, and took our time. We started the day at this restaurant near our apartment for brunch. D and I got omelets before hopping on the subway. I really wanted to see Lady Liberty, but we didn't necessarily want to pay to take the ferry over. So we headed down to south Manhattan first.
[The new Tower]
We were able to walk by the 9/11 site. They're making lots of progress on the new Tower. We weren't quite sure why they were only making one. It was cool to see that. I was more impacted walking by the surrounding areas. I can't imagine how scared people must have been if they lived near that area or were staying in a hotel (I believe there was a W Hotel across the street to the left of the towers) not to mention even just street walkers seeing it happen.
After this we walked over to Battery City Park. Battery City is such a cute little area. I could definitely see myself living there.
[Good ole New Jersey]
[There she is! And she doesn't look bad from the side!]
[Obviously sunny and quite windy]
[Community garden in Battery City]
After we sort of saw the Statue of Liberty, we hopped on the subway. This was something that I fell in love with in NYC, the access to so many places and sights and things just by subway. We would have loved to check out Brooklyn but just didn't have the time.
We went to check out a cool craft beer bar, The Blind Tiger. It is a must-see for beer in NYC. I actually wish we would have eaten dinner there because they have a cool menu. We just weren't really hungry at the time. We headed back up to check out one last beer place towards Time Square.
[Empire state of mind]
Being that we are huge NBC fans, we could not pass up the opportunity to see 30 Rockefeller Plaza! Luckily for us, there was a Magnolia Bakery right around the corner. It was late, so the line wasn't very long. There were sold out of a lot of cupcakes though.
[We didn't see Kenneth Parcel or Tracy Jordan outside]
[Rocking his new hat scored for $7 from H&M in NYC]
[Above the ice skating rink at 30 Rock]
[We settled down right across the way to chow down on our cupcakes]
After this was when we made the terrible decision to stop for "happy hour" drinks in a large Time Square restaurant. Bad choice. Then we visited the M&M's & Hershey's stores. To complete and top off the NYC experience, on our way back to the subway we noticed a crowd of people waiting outside a door. We knew there would have to be a celeb coming out. We waited...and after only about 5 minutes...
Say what?! NYC wouldn't be complete without a celebrity sighting, right?! He was coming out of his own Broadway show. Overall, NYC was a great experience. I can't wait to go back (maybe sooner than later with KD and CAPM in September?!). Offer me & D good jobs and a dog walker, and we'd move there in a second (well, at least I would).