New York’s Great Architecture and Top of the Rock day to night

Today we gave the Lonely Planet architecture walking tour another go that we had to abandon when my phone died. We started at St Patrick’s cathedral, a stunning church on the corner of 51st St and 5th Ave and right by the Rockerfeller Center. It’s worth taking a look inside at it’s huge stained glass … Continue reading New York’s Great Architecture and Top of the Rock day to night

Chelsea Market, the High Line, and a walk around West Village

It was bagels again for breakfast, this time from Davidovich Bakery at Chelsea Market. It was a great place to start the day before it started getting busy. There are loads of outlets serving a wide variety of different foods, and this month they’ve gone all out on creepy-as-f**k Halloween displays. Don’t let it put … Continue reading Chelsea Market, the High Line, and a walk around West Village

The Statue of Liberty and the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

We were in a mission this morning to make our reservation on the first ferry crossing to Liberty Island to see great Lady Liberty, so a swift breakfast was in order. Dunkin Donuts met our brief and so we briefly admired their Halloween donut names and grabbed our donuts and coffee to go. Mine was … Continue reading The Statue of Liberty and the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

9/11 Memorial, Times Square, and Plenty of Pickles

We started our morning on Sunday at Eataly, an Italian indoor market at the top of the Westfield WTC shopping mall. This is a dream come true for anyone who enjoys cooking or eating Italian food. No area of Italian cuisine is shortchanged at Eataly with separate zones celebrating cheese (including a mozzarella lab), pasta, … Continue reading 9/11 Memorial, Times Square, and Plenty of Pickles