New York 4:5

Brownstones

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.

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Brunch

We had brunch at the Upper West Mermaid Inn— another great find thanks to Alisha’s instagram sleuthing.

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9/11 Memorial Ponds

We had to go back to the 9/11 Memorial because we leftΒ 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.

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Brooklyn Bridge

IMG_2332So 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.

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DUMBO

At the most instagrammed spot in Brooklyn, according to Gothamist.

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Skillful Mary-Kate and Ashley photographer, Tom Rainey, everyone.Β IMG_2400IMG_2404IMG_2407IMG_2416

Coney Island

Everything we could have dreamed. We even met a guy named Tony that let us sit at a table with his cousin.

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Opened in 1927 and just might be the most dangerous roller coaster in America
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Circa 1920

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Madison Square Park

Alisha knew the names of all these buildings and which celebrities lived in them.

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The Flatiron Building
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