Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New York, New York - Part I

We are back and have leaped back into reality.  It was a great trip.  We did a little bit of tourist-ing, a little relaxing, and found our way into a few local joints.  Overall a very successful trip.  I've broken our trip into a couple of posts to recap. 

We arrived early Saturday morning and were not quite able to check into the hotel which we expected.  So we ventured out to take a few sites near the hotel.
Are you really for picture overload...

The Mr. taking in the sites, sounds, and bad smells of Time Square.

While checking out the madness of Time Square on a Saturday we were bombarded and stuck in the middle of 1500 racing skateboarders.  We had no idea what was happening.  Later we found it was Broadway Bomb, 3 day event with a race of 1,500 skateboards from Riverside to 116th street down Broadway.  It was amazing and terrifing we saw one guy almost crushed between a bus and a stop sign.

Grand Central....They have a great little market perfect for picnic packing!
Everytime I saw this building I had to say/sign....'Make it shine like the top of the Chrysler Building'.  Got to love orphan Annie!

Such a pretty building and a public library...seriously, New Yorkers are so lucky!  Made me feel like I was in Europe.

The view from our room!

Random street fair on Sunday morning.

Near the 9/11 Memorial

The new WTC 1 - Freedom Tower in construction

Little Italy...love it!

Lombardi's excellent pizza...but I belive Antico still wins!