We’re having a fun week here with our English relatives visiting! Andy’s sister and brother-in-law, Liz and Ian, arrived on Monday evening and we’ve shown them around Kingston, but tomorrow is when the real fun starts: we’re going down to New York for three nights!
I’m so excited to share the things I love about NYC with Liz and Ian. We’re staying in a friend’s apartment in Brooklyn Heights, so we’ll have the perfect view of Lower Manhattan right out the window, and it’ll be an easy water taxi trip, subway ride, or walk to hit up places like Doughnut Plant, Two Boots Pizza, and the High Line.
We also plan on on going to Top of the Rock: it’s a unique viewpoint since most people go to the top of the Empire State Building for great shots of Manhattan, but Top of the Rock is a bit further uptown so you can see the ESB from 70 stories up. Can’t wait!
The Staten Island ferry is another good option for great views of the city, mainly because it’s free and I’ve gotten some wonderful pictures from the ferry at sunset.
We will be back here in the Hudson Valley late Monday or early Tuesday (after Easter with my parents), but I’m trying to savor this week as much as possible. It’s so nice getting to know one of my sister-in-laws and feeling completely comfortable having them both here. Yay!
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Today’s theme was N for New York City.
Wow, you sure make me want to go to NYC soon! Please be sure to post some pics of the adventure (do I need to ask?). The Top of the Rock is on top of my next go to list in the city. We have been on Long Island all these years, and not been to the top of that beautiful building. Let me know what the best flavor is at the Doughnut Plant, too….you never know! Since it’s Thursday, there may be seats at a taping of a show, i.e. Rachel Ray, The View, etc.
Oh don’t worry, see the latest post! I’m sure we’ll be checking in as much as possible. Looking forward to seeing the view from 30 Rock- and honestly, I think every flavor is probably the best at DP- though the first one I had, coconut cream, is particularly amazing.
Great pictures! I love the last one.
Thanks! They’re all Andy’s- I think we’ve both captured some great ones with pigeons or sea gulls all around the city 🙂
Top of the Rock is a great choice! And, it’s a little less touristy, and cheaper!
Yes, I love the less touristy + cheaper factors for sure!
I am so jealous! Have a fantastic time 🙂
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I’ll share as much as possible so you’ll feel like you’ve been here, too!
Have a wonderful time. The mornings look chilly but it seems like you’ll get some solid sunny days there!
Oh yes, it’s been pretty chilly since we got here, but tomorrow’s going to be up to 65, hurray!
(Just grateful it’s not raining or snowing…)
How exciting! I love New York City. I’ve only been twice in my life but one of the items on my bucket list is to return and stay right in Times Square, in the heart of everything!
Oh man! Times Square is usually too much for me- waaay too many tourists and too many ads coming at you from every direction.But it’s all right for a short period of time, for sure. Brooklyn Heights, where we’re staying now, is actually a wonderful spot to spend a few days- quiet, tree-lined streets, but a fantastic view of New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan right out the window 🙂