Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ben and Lyndsey take NYC-Day 3

Here's the last day of our weekend trip to NYC!  If you missed Day 1 and Day 2, you can read about them herehere, and here!

One of the things we wanted to do while in NYC was to eat a real NYC bagel.  For breakfast, we found a little place called Bagel & Bean about two streets away from our hotel.  I don't know if this was real, true NYC bagel but they were DELICIOUS!!!  Ben got a bagel sandwich and coffee while I got a bagel with cream cheese (about a cup of cream cheese at that! There was so much on it!) and fresh squeezed orange juice!  So, so yummy!  I would definitely go back if we visit NYC again!

After breakfast, we walked to Central Park and just walked around.  We thought about taking a carriage ride but they were FIFTY DOLLARS for only 20 minutes!!!  Way way too expensive in our minds!


After Central Park, we walked around 5th Avenue a little more before heading back to the hotel to check out and eat lunch.

The guard outside of FAO Schwarz

I liked that this road sign said 6 1/2 Avenue even though there wasn't a road there!

Our hotel in the daytime.

Our last few shots of New York City!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ben and Lyndsey take NYC-Day 2, Part 2

Here is the continuation of our second day in New York City.  If you missed Day 1 and Day 2, Part 1, you can check them out here and here.

After seeing Phantom of the Opera, we headed back to our hotel to rest some before venturing out for dinner.  We wanted to go to the top of Rockefeller Center to see the view.  After we rested, we walked over to Rockefeller Center, which was only about 3-4 blocks away.  When we got there, one of the people working with the Top of the Rock observation deck told us that he recommended we get our tickets for 7:30pm.  He explained that by the time we got through security and got to the top, it would be closer to 8pm and sunset was at 8:20pm.  That way we could see the city in the daylight and at night!  Ben and I got our tickets and wandered around while waiting for 7:30pm to come.  While we waited, we went to a little restaurant called Heartland Brewery.  They had a bunch of different kinds of beer and really great food!

Finally 7:30pm came and we went to the Top of the Rock!  We got up there around 7:50pm and took pictures of the view, which was fantastic!  The sunset was pretty but most of it was behind clouds so you really couldn't see too much of it.  We didn't wait around for it to get completely dark because it was quite chilly up there!

Central Park from the Top of the Rock!

St. Patrick's Cathedral 

The Empire State building with the Freedom Tower to the right of it

Close up of the Freedom Tower

Riding the escalator to the next level!

Trying to get our picture with the Empire State building in the background.  Almost!

View of Times Square

Looking down from the top

"I can touch the top!"  Ben's had no trouble with this while I had to stand on my tip toes!

The buildings all lit up!  Excuse the glass reflection

Famous Top of the Rock picture.

These are just a few more pictures of NYC at night.

This was our hotel, the Michelangelo!