Continued from NYC Day 2 Part 2.
After the long day yesterday, today will be at a more mild pace with less on the agenda. Didn’t make it out of our room until almost 10am. It’s another beautiful day here in NYC. The temperature is in the 70s and sunny.
NYC and their basement conveyer belt loading system.
False alarm, not ready to be out and about yet. Had to come back to our hotel because RL forgot her phone. Elevator took too long to wait, so we’ll have to take the stairs.
While we are back, white girl needs more sunblock.
NYC is a dirty city. I see plenty of locals flick their cigarette butts just off the curb. I know they are locals because they are employees of the businesses around here.
Reason why we are staying around Times Square – so many of the subway lines converge here.
Again with the confusing NYC subway. Why does the train randomly not stop at certain stations? Do locals also find out these random skipped stations only when they’ve gotten on the train?
While we were on the train, all of a sudden doors burst open from another train car and our car fills with mariachi music. Accordion!! It was so happy, we gave them some money for brightening our morning.
We’ve reached lower Manhattan. Our plan is to get some lunch then walk around.
Found our lunch spot, but it’s not open yet. No problem, we’ll take a stroll around first.
Vietnam Vet Memorial.
East River and Brooklyn. How do we get across the highway…
We found a walkway under the bridge. The heliport has helicopters constantly taking off and landing.
Brooklyn Bridge in background.
I want that.
NYC and their steaming manholes. I did some digging around and apparently Manhattan has a whole steam network, hence the steam that sometimes come from manholes.
I like the use of yellow here.
Our after lunch coffee spot picked out.
It’s 11 now, time for lunch.
They’ve got saw dust all over the floor here. This is rated one of the best bars in the world…whatever that means. It sure looks pretty cool in here, there are three bars on 3 different levels.
Errrr…what to eat and drink…
Pretty good drinks indeed…Well, for me. RL had to settle for just OJ.
Of course, fish and chips. So many places in NYC have fish and chips. Love it.
RL knows which side of her bread is buttered.
After our delicious lunch it was time for some caffeine.
Missing our kiddos.
I had to go pee, but they do not have a restroom here!! What! How can a coffee shop not have a restroom?! Oh well, I’ll just have to find one later. Time to take a stroll around Lower Manhattan.
Beautiful day to be sitting outside.
This grand building is National Museum of the American Indian.
What’s that crowd ahead…
Hahaha. Ah yeah, the Wall Street bull statue.
LOL, everyone was interested in the business end.
And the Asian tourist have a strong affinity for touching the bull balls. They probably believe it’ll bring them good luck and lots of money, incorrectly.
It’s a madhouse around this statue. I couldn’t even get close to it.
I didn’t even realize this statue was controversial until I read about it. After reading about it, I do agree that it should be moved somewhere else since it degrades the meaning of the bull statue for no reason. Interestingly enough, the company that commissioned the girl statue got sued for women’s work place rights/gender equality by a large number of women.
So many tourists here.
Put here by A. Burr.
I really really need to pee.
Found a restroom inside a Burger King, but it had a wait…the guy in front of me took his sweet time drying his hands. Fucker.
How European of Burger King to start serving beers.
One World Trade Center.
I saw people take group photos with smiles on their faces here, that seems inappropriate.
Looking for subway to get back to our hotel. Now we are inside a mall…
It says subway with a train logo that we’ve never seen before. Hate the inconsistency of subway signage here in NYC.
Randomly walked into the Oculus on our way to the subway station.
After a long walk, finally found our station.
Hahaha. He’s getting interviewed here.
Taking it easy today. Time for a nap. ZZZzzzzz.
Time to head out for dinner. Sucks to be this person.
Gotta add more money to our subway card.
Another crowded train.
Arrived at Greenwich Village.
Found the restaurant recommended by our neighbors back in Austin.
This deal was too good to pass up.
Lobster roll, don’t mind if I do.
RL has been wanting these scallops. Nom nom nom.
Another round of oysters and PBR.
A stroll around here looking for dessert.
I found it amusing that people here wait in a really long line for Mexican food.
Crack pie was pretty good. Gotta be so unhealthy though.
Little bird in the big city.
Imagine standing here watching the twin towers go down back in 2001…
Ha, the blue screen of death.
We chilled at our hotel room for a while, then it was time to head out for second dinner/nightcap.
We are both pretty physically tired from walking, so picked a spot only one block from our hotel.
Cask beer served 55 degrees. Feels warm…
Chicken pot pie. Seems to be popular menu item around the pubs here in NYC.
As we were leaving the pub, we heard loud dance music. We think this is a banquet hall for a hotel and they are having a wedding. Must suck to live close to here and have to deal with loud music all the time. Guess it comes with living in a dense city.
Tomorrow we head back to Austin. We are finally starting to feel more settled in our traveling, but missing our kids.
To be continued at NYC Day 4 Part 1.