Picture taken from across the Jackie Onassis Reservoir in Central Park.
Here's an overdue post of my recent trip to NYC! I had a fabulous time! The weather was in the mid 70s throughout and we had sunshine for most part of our trip. When it was raining, we sought shelter and wandered around in the museums!
Here are the highlights of our trip in pictures!
We stood in line for rush tickets for a production of Avenue Q! It's an Off Broadway musical about the humans and muppets living on Avenue Q (a less than desirable side of town), trying to find a purpose in life. It's the adult version of Sesame Street, with hit songs like "The Internet is For Porn" and "If You Were Gay". The tunes are so catchy I caught J humming the songs days after we watched it. And mind you, he isn't the musical type of guy! I had missed this production in several cities, and I knew I had to catch it this time! And I wasn't disappointed! We got front row seats at the price of $26.50 apiece when the regular tickets cost anywhere from $40 - $90! Score! Here's a tip if you want to get rush tickets for the same day show. Check out New World Stages for a list of Off Broadway productions, and for its opening hours. Stand in line about an hour before they open, and voila! You're guaranteed a seat in the house! (limited to two per person!)
Birding in Central Park had been on my bucket list for the longest time. I watched a documentary called Birders: The Central Park Effect a while ago, and I knew I had to do this one day. So, check!
Central Park is my favorite spot in NYC. It probably isn't fair to say so, since I've spent only 4 days in the city, but I am in love with the quiet solitude, the calm amongst the hustle and bustle. The air is cooler and fresher. The people are all smiles, and they actually STROLL. J and I walked for a long time, but we managed to cover only about half the park. We wanted to see how many statues we would come across, and we found Alice in Wonderland, amongst others.
What's a trip to NYC without going to Purl in Soho! I bought myself some pretty fabric, which I'd probably hoard and stash aside, instead of putting them to use. I couldn't decide on what to buy because I wanted a little bit of everything. So when I stood in line with a stack of fat quarters, and a none too pleased husband, I was a little sad that I had to go. But my dear fellow crafters, you have to pay them a visit if you're ever in NYC!
The Natural History Museum is absolutely a must see! Well, depending on what you like. The place is so big, we had to pick and choose to see our favorites! My favorites were the section on the dinosaurs and fossils, and the exhibits of the Birds of the World (d-uh). I was so excited I even took pictures of all the dinosaurs and sent them to the kids I usually babysit, because they love dinosaurs too!
Here's the other museum we visited - the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The above picture is a collection of some of my favorites. But this next abstract piece is one that stood out for me. I am drawn by the shapes and colors!
Arboretum by Flashbulb - Stuart Davis
Shopping at Macy's
Traveling between levels on the original wooden escalators from the early 1900s!
We did a quick shopping trip at Macy's and H&M just because they were right next to our hotel. I love H&M, I can't get enough of it because you can stretch your dollar and buy in bulk for less. And not to mention they've got cool stuff. I did a double take when I saw the Macy's building. It stretches one full block and is at least floors of shopping!
Now there's definitely more to write about NYC, but I shall stop here for now. I'm gonna keep all the food pictures for the next post so watch this space!