New York City- 8/17/11 -8/20/11

Day 1-Wednesday Day 2- Thursday Day 3 - Friday Day 4- Saturday

Day 1- Quick walk around the neighborhood

Originally we were suppose to spend 5 days in New York but our plane got cancelled because of stormy weather so our vacation was shorten by a day.

However, I am glad to be in New York again.  My last visit was back in 2006 when I attended Jason's & Nancy's  wedding

We are staying with my Aunt Kim and Uncle Larry at their apartment located uptown New York. 

The entrance of the apartment complex.

As you walk in there is a large private court yard  with lots of nice flowers and mature trees.

The garden area is nicely maintained!

 

Private area for residents to sit down for a drink, BBQ, meeting, sun bathing, etc...

7:30AM- walking around...

We decided to walk around a bit and grab a quick breakfast.

 

On top of the picture is the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge but commonly known as the 59th bridge.

The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge but every one call it the 59th Street Bridge simply because it is located between 59th and 60th Streets The bridge was completed in 1909,  connecting the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with Manhattan.

View of the east river

 

Underneath the bridge there is a really nice walk way for pedestrians.  People go jogging or bring dogs/cats for a morning walk here.

Quick breakfast at Starbucks to start our morning.

 

After breakfast we decided to walk around to discover the neighborhood.

My Aunt Kim is our tour guide...

Passing by tall buildings....

 

New York's landscape is so different than California.  High-rise buildings every where...

 

We passed by the renowned L'atelier the Joel Robuchon, by the legendary 3 Michelin stars French chef located inside the Four season Hotel

 

Plaza Hotel is a landmark Hotel with 20-story luxury hotel that occupies the west side of Grand Army Plaza, from which it derives its name and extends along Central Park.

 

Here we are entering Central Park.

 

Central Park is a public park in the center of Manhattan.  Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.

 

Look at the top left corner...Buildings looking over central park.  I can only imagine the view these people have!

 

Close look at the buildings over looking central park... Must cost a bundle to buy an apartment up there.

 

I think this tunnel was use in a few movies but I can't remember their titles.

 

 

In the summer they set up rides, food stands, etc... and in the winter they transform this place into an ice rink.

 

 

Typical New York apartment rails and steps in front.

Check out the sign that say "Don't Honk- $350 Penalty".

That's a pretty stiff penalty!

 

Trumps Plaza.. He has to many buildings in New York and this one is not the fancy hotel we see him in the Apprentice show.

Next... Time Square

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