With Love From New York

By February 18, 2016Travel

New York City is one of my favorite places to visit. I love the hustle and bustle, the busy streets and all there is to do and see. Marc planned a spontaneous weekend filled with adventure  – and with only 48 hours, we did a lot. So much, in fact, that I couldn’t squeeze it all into one post. So here’s a peek into what we were up to our first day.

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Before we set off for 9+ hours of walking (we didn’t take one single cab!), we fueled up for coffee at  Ramini Espresso Bar, the cutest coffee shop in Hell’s Kitchen.

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Then we hopped on the subway and made our way to the One World Trade Center.

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It was so quiet and bitter cold as we walked around the plaza reading all of the engraved names. The memorial gave us chills. Everything was raw, but so beautiful. To see where the buildings stood was indescribable.

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The memorial was beautifully done to commemorate those who lost their lives. I recommend seeing this memorial if you have not already, and visiting the museum afterwards. It’s emotional, heartbreaking, and real.

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Then we strolled along the icy Hudson River, with snow patches beneath our feet and the brisk air hitting our faces. We were prepared for the cold; bundled from head to toe!

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We grabbed lunch at Shake Shack (we had to- Marc had never been!) and walked off our greasy burgers off in no time.

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We hopped on another subway to get to Brooklyn before the sunset, which was my favorite part of the day.

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Love locks lined the bridge as we slowly walked from Brooklyn making our way to Manhattan again.

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Where’s a lock and a permanent marker when you need one? This is on my to do list when I return!

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What a view! If I lived in the city, this would be my Sunday walk routine. It’s so beautiful. I wish we had more time to explore Brooklyn, but our time was too limited.

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We made our way back to Manhattan, stopping at the Fashion Walk of Fame along 7th Ave between 35th and 40th streets in the Garment District. There are 28 plaques given to some of the best American designers in fashion history. Many of these are well known – Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, others lesser known. It was a fun site to see!

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The best part about planning everything a couple of days in advance is when something crazy and spontaneous happens, like bumping into your (best) friend unexpectedly in Times Square. Hi Daniel!

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It was a successful first day in the city, and the start to a fun weekend! The One World Trade, Brooklyn Bridge and Times Square all in one day – not too bad for the first day.

 Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!!

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