Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of – New York

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

Boxing Day 2012 I had the privilege of heading to the big apple, New York! A trip I had been dreaming and looking forward to with much anticipation and excitement. It also so happened that on our last night in New York my boyfriend of 6 years popped the question with a beautiful Tiffany diamond! New York has a special place in my heart so much so that for our wedding dance we waltzed to Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind’. We spent ten days in Manhattan exploring the magical concrete jungle in what was a very mild winter, and to our dismay not a white one either. It was quite fortunate that we didn’t encounter any harsh blizzards or snow fall as it enabled us to do most of our sightseeing on foot and explore the city without freezing. Below are some of my top must-sees, eats and other tips. I’m heading back there in January 2015 so look forward to adding more great eats and shopping tips in the new year. Shopping

  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets 498 Red Apple Court Central Valley, NY 10917
  • Century 21 22 Cortlandt Street New York, NY 10007
  • INA 15 Bleecker Street, Noho
  • Nordstrom Rack Union Square (#515) 60 East 14th Street New York, NY 10003
  • Saks Fifth Avenue, Soho
  • Bloomingdales (Midtown)

Sight Seeing (By area) Lower Manhattan

  • Wall St
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • City Hall
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Bouley Bakery, Cafe and market

 Midtown & Fifth Avenue

  • Chrysler Building
  • Empire State Building
  • Grand Central Station
  • New York Public Library
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Rockefeller Centre & Top of the Rock
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • MoMa

Central Park

  • Belvedere Castle
  • Loeb Boathouse
  • Strawberry Fields (John Lennon memorial)
  • Bethesda Fountain

Other

  • Bryant Park
  • Times Square
  • Ground Zero
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Guggenheim
  • Flatiron Building
  • Federal Reserve Bank of NY
  • New York Public Library
  • Yankee Stadium
  • Tiffany & Co

Eating

  • Balthazar (SoHo)
  • Ferrara Cafe & Bakery (Little Italy)
  • Spotted Pig (Greenwich)
  • Bouley (lower manhattan)
  • Peasant (SoHo)
  • Focolare (Little Italy)
  • WD50 (Lower East Side)
  • Inoteca (LES)
  • Gramercy Tavern (Gramercy)
  • Bryant Park and Grill
  • Per Se
  • Leo’s
  • Eataly
  • Bouchon Bakery
  • Buddakan
  • Water and Wall (Wall St)
    United Nations
    United Nations

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    NY skyline
    NY skyline
    Chrysler Building
    Chrysler Building
    Lincoln Centre
    Lincoln Centre
    The Boat House
    The Boat House
    Central Park
    Central Park

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    SoHo
    SoHo
    Streets of New York
    Streets of New York
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Empire State Building
    Empire State Building

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    9/11 Memorial
    9/11 Memorial
    View over Central Park
    View over Central Park
    NYC Taxis
    NYC Taxis

    Brooklyn Bridge
    Brooklyn Bridge

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