New York, New York

Hey Bookfriends –

Last week I went back to New York for a few days. If you checked out my Book Lover’s Guide to New York City, you’ll know that I lived there for four years but moved away last June – I hadn’t been back since! It was so amazing to be a tourist in a city I already knew so well. I knew what subways to take and where things were and what areas to avoid. I know this isn’t a travel blog, but I wanted to include some of the highlights in photo form and also let you know that… I’ll be taking a bit of a blogging break this week! I have some great posts and reviews in mind, but absolutely zero energy to write them. I’ll be back after some R&R (and by that I mean working, cooking, gyming, studying for a licencing exam, prepping for an international trip, and reading) but for now — enjoy these photos of New York! (And if you have any questions, drop em in the comments below 🙂 )

Our General Itinerary

Wednesday:

  • Coffee at Bluestone Lane UES
  • Walk across Reservoir/Central Park
  • Restaurant Week Lunch at Red Rooster in Harlem
  • Explored the 72nd Street Transverse in Central Park
  • Read books in Central Park 🙂
  • Frick Collection (Pay what you wish Wednesdays 2-6)
  • Took the 7 train to Hudson Yards (I worked on this development as an engineer in NY so was amazing to see!)
  • Walk down Highline from 34th Street to 26th Street
  • Drinks at the Frying Pan
  • Drinks at Blind Tiger
  • PIZZA at Joe’s Pizza

Thursday:

  • Coffee at Little Collins
  • ATTEMPTED Restaurant Week Lunch at the MET. ($25 entrance fee on top of the cost of lunch, so we bailed – this included entrance to the museum, but since we used to live 5 minutes away and have been to the Met so many times, we wanted to just eat at the restaurant without paying museum admission)
  • Take the bus down 5th Ave (along Central Park)
  • Restaurant Week Lunch at Rotisserie Georgette
  • Rode the Tram to Roosevelt Island
  • Explored the FDR Memorial
  • Took the ferry to North Williamsburg
  • Ate ice cream at Van Leeuwens
  • Went to Grimm Tasting Room
  • Walked to The Well Beer Garden
  • Pre-dinner drinks at Syndicated Bar Theatre Kitchen
  • PIZZA at Roberta’s

Friday:

  • Restaurant Week Lunch at Park Avenue Summer
  • Rode the bus to the New York Public Library at Bryant Park
  • Hopped on the train out of New York!

 

It was a great itinerary for us – a great mix of revisiting favorites and doing new things. I also loved doing restaurant week each day, a really fun way to explore new spots! Let me know what your favorite thing to do in New York is! And I’ll be back to talk about books next week!! 🙂

 

 

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