Sunday, November 26, 2023

New York City 2023 Geotracks

Here's a map of where we went in New York City.

I used my iPhone 13 Mini and myTracks app.

Zoom in and you can really see some details.


Sunday, November 19, 2023

New York City 2023 - Day 4

In mid-October 2023, we took a family trip to New York City.

It rained all day Saturday. We split up. The 7-year old went to American Girl to get her doll's ears pierced and meet a friend for lunch. The 14-year old went to Tiffany's for lunch.

Afterwards, the 7-year old went to the Metropolitan Museum and looked at the mummies. The 14-year old went to Billionaires Row and tried to talk her way into the lobby.

The rain made for some interesting views of the Manhattan skyscrapers.

Sunday was the trip home.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

New York City 2023 - Day 3

In mid-October 2023, we took a family trip to New York City.

We started Friday looking after some real estate business. When the grown-ups went to look at fixtures, we took the 7-year old to Twenty-Four Sycamores Park. This is a nice park in a quiet part of town. It has 2 sections, one for toddlers and one for bigger kids. Oh, and there are nice public restrooms there for the grandparents!

Nearby is the terminal for the Roosevelt Island Tramway. This is a 3 1/2 minute ride across the East River to Roosevelt Island. Vehicular traffic uses the Roosevelt Island Bridge to access the island from Queens, though the island is not designed for vehicular traffic and has several areas designed as car-free zones. Quite a difference from the Upper East Side. There are spectacular views of the east side of Manhattan as far down as the United Nations building.

We caught a taxi across town to rendezvous with the rest of our crowd at John's of Time Square, a quiet (at lunch) pizzeria. It's usually packed but at lunch we almost had the place to ourselves.

After a short walk back to the hotel (through Times Square and Disney characters) we caught up on our napping.

Dinner that night was at the Broadway Lounge at the Marriott Marquis. While we ate inside, they had a balcony that overlooked Times Square.

Sunday, November 05, 2023

New York City 2023 - Day 2

In mid-October 2023, we took a family trip to New York City.

The second day was packed. We started with a taxi ride to Little Island. Little Island is in the Meatpacking District. That was a first for me!

The name "Little Island" doesn't do it justice. It is built on the remnants of Pier 54. While it actually is little, It is packed with activities for children of all ages.

Another taxi ride took us to the Financial District and our next destination, One World Observatory. At 1776 ft., it is the highest point in New York City. Needless to say, the views were breathtaking. There were even docents to tell you what you were seeing. It overlooks the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. We had lunch in ONE Dine restaurant on the 101st floor.

A third taxi ride took us to The Battery and the fabulous SeaGlass Carousel. It's set back off the street and its hustle and bustle. It's clearly a hidden gem.

Across the sidewalk is a great park.

Another long taxi ride took us back to the Palace for a rest before we saw "MJ the Musical" at Neil Simon Theatre.

Everything was packed after the play so we walked back through Times Square and made it to the restaurant at the Palace just before the kitchen closed!