Summer has finally arrived in New York City and boy, have we been restless. There are so many reasons to visit this fine city it would be almost ridiculous to try to list them all. But here are a few that might entice you…
Central Park. Any New Yorker worth their salt knows that Central Park is the place of respite and joy. A place of peace, fun, frisbee, picnics, flowers, hikes, you name it — it’s there.
Catch a game? There’s nothing like a summer day at the stadium. Just four stops from my apartment. FOUR.
One of the grandest terminals built, 100 years ago, Grand Central Station. As busy as this place can be, especially on a Friday afternoon or rush hour, there are many hidden and quiet spots in this old lady. This hall that leads down to the Oyster Bar has a secret spot where you can whisper sweet nothings to a stranger across the way. Really. And the Campbell Apartment is a place, along with that glorious colored glass (!), to sneak away one afternoon and forget that it’s light out. Shhh.
Head on downtown to see some landmarks…yes, that’s the post office where Kramer sent back the mail. The Carl Fischer Building is sadly out of view these days but it used to be the first thing you would see popping up at Astor Place, ready to make the left to head to St. Mark’s. Fancy something from the Strand? Hope you’ve got a few hours…
And even further down we go. After many years of living and even more before that of visiting, the view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges never gets old. In fact, I always have to take a picture. The island of Manhattan narrows quite a bit at the bottom and therefore, a lot of the old has prevailed. Some of the city’s oldest history began here. And some of the newest…the new World Trade Center with that shiny new spire attached!
Oh New York, old and young, big and small. You are the one. xo