I have finally gotten around to downloading all of my NY pictures.
I was so glad to have more time in NY this time than I did last time. Last time I went, I just felt so rushed.
I tried to do different things this time too.
My husband just asked me when I want to go to NY again because he has to go again. Is tomorrow too soon?
For those of you visiting or living in NY, If you have not tried the restaurant called aperiTIVO, you are missing out. It is called a Pizza Bar but it is so much more. I like to consider myself a pretty good Italian cook and pretty picky about where I eat my Italian food. This quite possibly could be the best Italian meal I have ever had in a restaurant. That would include the many Italian eateries in the North End of Boston. It is that good. I cant wait to go back and eat there again. aperiTIVO is located at 780 Third Avenue (at 48th St.)
The Brooklyn Bridge. The Taxi driver took us the long way around when we were going to visit the World Trade Center area. I have one thing to say about my many cab rides in NY. I can NOT have my eyes open while they are driving or they would have to drive me to the emergency room so that I could have my heart attack. I look off to the side, at my husband or close my eyes. I can not look straight ahead. They are maniacs. It freaks me out. I could quite possibly be the only person who puts a seat belt on in a NY cab. I am a dork like that.
They are building a new tower where the Twin Towers were. I still cannot even fathom that kind of devastation. When you see that area in person, it just seems so surreal. The area seemed smaller than I had imagined.
We walked over to Battery Park. This statue stands in the entrance.
I am glad it was a clear day. We had a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty.
The New York Stock Exchange
This was as close as I could get to the Bull's face. It was so crowded with tourists. Getting a picture from the back was no problem. I did have to wait however for the 7 year old boy to move, he was cupping the bull's ahhhhm "junk" while his parents encouraged and took a picture of him.
We went to Rockefeller Center where we had drinks at a bar/restaurant they have set up right where the ice skating area usually is. I always wondered what they did with that area when it got warm out.
Rockefeller Center fountains
Before we had to get back on the plane and head home, we walked down to Central Park and the Boathouse area. I had seen it in so many movies (The Boathouse) that I just had to see it for myself. There was a big road race going on that day and lots of excitement. It was a nice long walk. I did notice that the city smelled pretty bad that day though and it lost a tiny bit of charm for me. Not enough so that I don't want to go back though.
The next thing on my bucket list, well actually the top of my bucket list always for visiting NYC is skating at Rockefeller Center. I have yet to do it but that will change on my next visit. It opens maybe the second week in October so I should be all set. I cant wait!