These pictures were taken between January and March 2019. We stayed at the Phillips Club near Lincoln Center for the first trip. We walked lower central park to look at the new skyscrapers and watch for the visiting Mandarin duck. A walk through the park brought us to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Our theme for the day was Egypt and armor. Lunch was upstairs at the Met and dinner was somewhere in Hell's kitchen. We finished the evening watching the fountain at Lincoln Center in front of the opera house. The next day we walked the park again before taking the train home. I took some quick snap shots of my favorite Penn Station pizza shop.
The second location begins at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott. We were upgraded to suite 2301 with a private balcony overlooking Cadman Plaza and Borough Hall. From our room we could see downtown Brooklyn and look across to Battery Park in Manhattan. We devoured some tacos at Rocco's before finishing the day. That night it snowed and left about 2 inches on our balcony. The next morning, Lisa and I took the subway to the Occulus in Manhattan to go shopping.
The third group of pictures is from Eve's vacation house in Patterson, NY. I'm glad we took the Subaru! It snowed heavier this time before the skies cleared. Hyasmine and I toured the hillside property before returning to the house to warm up. Eve's black bear must have been sleeping but Lisa found a nice teddy bear inside.
The final group of pictures includes several highlights of NYC including the Freedom Tower, Brookfield Place, Columbus Circle, and Grand Central Terminal. Lisa and I walked along fifth avenue to see St Patrick's Cathedral and eventually Rockefeller Center. We returned to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center to watch the Brooklyn Nets. As you can see we got lucky with the seats!
I finished in Midtown Manhattan at the Empire State Building. The frigid winter winds at 20 degrees provided clear views but did not help my blossoming cold. I was glad to return to Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn to stop for donuts and coffee.
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