New York City Day 2, September 2013

Walking through Midtown, on our way to eat real New York bagels

Walking through Midtown, on our way to eat real New York bagels

Day 2 was a busy one! First bagels at Ess-a-bagel, and then exploring Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, Fashion Avenue, the Garment District, the Highline, and then the US Open – my birthday present from my parents!

 

Walking through Midtown

Walking through Midtown

 

Ess-a-bagel for breakfast!

Ess-a-bagel for breakfast!

 

I guess we weren't the only ones that read the great reviews - such a constant long line!

I guess we weren’t the only ones that read the great reviews – such a constant long line!

 

Koen's everything bagel with salmon and cream cheese

Koen’s everything bagel with salmon and cream cheese

 

My everything bagel with scallion cream cheese!

My everything bagel with scallion cream cheese!

 

Family Photo after breakfast

Family Photo after breakfast

 

Nitrogen on a street corner?

Nitrogen on a street corner?

 

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

 

360 view

360 view

 

All I could think of was the opening scene of Gossip Girl, when Serena is spotted!

All I could think of was the opening scene of Gossip Girl, when Serena is spotted!

 

Beautiful zodiac ceilings

Beautiful zodiac ceilings

 

We wanted to visit the library, but it was closed for Labor Day (don't worry we went back a couple of days later)

We wanted to visit The New York Public Library, but it was closed for Labor Day (don’t worry we went back a couple of days later)

 

Bryant Park

Bryant Park

 

Bryant Park

Bryant Park

 

Parsons, The New School - Make it work!

Parsons, The New School – Make it work!

 

Fashion Avenue for the Fashion Walk of Fame

Fashion Avenue for the Fashion Walk of Fame

 

Fashion Walk of Fame, with gum on it..

Fashion Walk of Fame, with gum on it..

 

With Ralph Lauren of course!

With Ralph Lauren of course!

 

Meta

Meta

 

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

 

Rudi Gernreich

Rudi Gernreich

 

Halston

Halston

 

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta

 

Donna Karan

Donna Karan

 

Sculpture of "Needle threading a button" being worked on

Sculpture of “Needle threading a button” being worked on

 

"The Garment Worker"

“The Garment Worker”

 

Mood Fabrics...but closed for Labor Day!

Mood Fabrics…but closed for Labor Day!

 

Passing Madison Square Garden on the way to the Highline

Passing Madison Square Garden on the way to the Highline

 

Beautiful, gigantic post office

Beautiful, gigantic post office

 

Start of the Highline

Start of the Highline

 

Walking the Highline "The High Line is a 1-mile (1.6 km)[1] New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile (2.33 km)[2] section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway." (wikipedia)

Walking the Highline “The High Line is a 1-mile (1.6 km) New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway.” (wikipedia)

View from the Highline

View from the Highline

 

Empire State Building in view

Empire State Building in view

 

View from the Highline

View from the Highline

 

View from the Highline

View from the Highline

 

View from the Highline

View from the Highline

 

The Highline

The Highline

 

Art on the Highline

Art on the Highline

 

Broken Bridge II, 2012, El Anatsui

Broken Bridge II, 2012, El Anatsui

 

View from the Highline

View from the Highline

 

Before a Framework, 2013, Ruby Neri

Before a Framework, 2013, Ruby Neri

 

View from the Highline

View from the Highline

 

Christina, my mom, and me on the Highline

Christina, my mom, and me on the Highline

 

Time for lunch! First an apple ginger soda from Brooklyn Soda Works!

Time for lunch! First an apple ginger soda from Brooklyn Soda Works!

 

Taco Truck

Taco Truck

 

Chips with salsa and guacamole

Chips with salsa and guacamole

 

Delaney Barbeque

Delaney Barbeque

 

Barbeque Brisket Sandwich with potato salad

Barbeque Brisket Sandwich with potato salad

 

Don't know what they were talking about haha

Don’t know what they were talking about haha

 

Dessert! L'arte del gelato

Dessert! L’arte del gelato

 

Olive Oil and Stracciatella

Olive Oil and Stracciatella

 

Raining once we're off the Highline and in the Meatpacking District

Raining once we’re off the Highline and in the Meatpacking District

 

Subway back to the hotel!

Subway back to the hotel!

Do not enter or cross tracks

Do not enter or cross tracks

 

Luckily the weather cleared up for our match that evening!

Luckily the weather cleared up for our match that evening!

 

Mom's excited!

Mom’s excited!

 

US Open!

US Open!

 

Ralph Lauren US Open Tennis Store

Ralph Lauren US Open Tennis Store

 

Ralph Lauren special edition tennis clothes

Ralph Lauren special edition tennis clothes

 

Unisphere

Unisphere

 

Koen and me at the big stadium!

Koen and me at the big stadium!

 

Restaurant vendor of choice for Koen and me

Restaurant vendor of choice for Koen and me

 

Delicious dinner!

Delicious dinner!

 

Kohlschreiber vs Nadal (who went on to win the US Open!)

Kohlschreiber vs Nadal (who went on to win the US Open!)

 

Stadium is packed for the match!

Stadium is packed for the match!

 

Passing all the parked trains on our way to take the train back to the hotel

Passing all the parked trains on our way to take the train back to the hotel

 

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