This is the street that goes from our hotel to Central Park, and it is magical. Alisha and I set out to walk to the park, but ended up just soaking in the romantic entryways and windows.
We had brunch at the Upper West Mermaid Inn— another great find thanks to Alisha’s instagram sleuthing.
9/11 Memorial Ponds
We had to go back to the 9/11 Memorial because we left before we were ready the day before. We walked to the memorial ponds and were impressed with the respectful simplicity of it. These blank spaces exist in the middle of the bustling Financial District, and they won’t ever be built upon or covered up.
So iconic! This walk was incredible– the NYC skyline on one side, the Manhattan bridge to the left, and this beauty. This walk was made more spectacular to me after seeing a photo of the bridge at Ellis Island: the bridge’s engineers all wearing tophats standing on a footbridge leading to the stone arches.
At the most instagrammed spot in Brooklyn, according to Gothamist.
Skillful Mary-Kate and Ashley photographer, Tom Rainey, everyone.
Everything we could have dreamed. We even met a guy named Tony that let us sit at a table with his cousin.
Madison Square Park
Alisha knew the names of all these buildings and which celebrities lived in them.