{NYC 4567} Central Park // LES // East Village // Lower Manhattan // The High Line

posted on: September 28, 2012

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Remember the time we went to New York City and I lazily put off finishing up the rest of the vacation posts?  These memories shall not go to waste, and so we must continue.

Had to show Adam the beauty that is Central Park on our 4th day.  We had a delightful picnic in the park and spent the afternoon exploring.  That evening we had a magical New York moment when we felt a few raindrops and ran 2 blocks for cover, able to take shelter at a tourist gift shop.  I forgot how spectacular East Coast storms are.  The city goes from calm to complete storm chaos in just seconds.  

{Day 4 NYC Recommendations}

WHERE TO WALK: Take 5th Ave up to Central Park and then walk through the park.  We took Madison Ave. back down and happened to stumble upon Laduree!
WHERE TO EAT + DRINK: Our picnic in Central Park was complete thanks to our accidental discovery of The Plaza Food Hall.  We got delicious, fresh sandwiches, and iced coffees.  As mentioned macarons from Laduree are a must.  Dinner was vegetarian Korean fare at Hangawi.
WHERE TO SHOP: It's always fun to drag your unassuming boyfriend into Tiffany's to make him really uncomfortable
LESSONS LEARNED: Don't talk to anyone in Times Square.  They prey on tourists and we were naive enough to purchase tickets to a comedy show, even though we knew better.  Next time, I'll stick to your recommendations and avoid lying sales people!

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A brand new neighbourhood to discover, was the East Village/Lower East Side.  Looking back, I wish Adam and I had spent more time there and would even consider staying in the East Village next time around.  It was just full of life and personality, very much like our hood here in Vancouver.  What's with the East side of cities, right?  

{Day 5 NYC Recommendations}

WHERE TO WALK: We could have spent days walking the East Village.  So much to explore, so little time.
WHERE TO EAT + DRINK: Coffee and/or ice cream from Van Leeuwen. On the way back to our hotel, we stopped for drinks and appies at CafĂ© Habana.  Their corn on the cob is a must.  Also had a fancy pants meal at Spice Market in MePa.
WHERE TO SHOP: Stumbled on Tokio7 Consignment Shop and had to refrain from purchasing Chanel, Dior, et. all at bargain prices.  A real gem.

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Tried fitting in a ton on the last day and a half, leaving us with the post NYC exhaustion.  Took the subway to Battery Park, where we made our 10 second acting debut in a Bond No.9 Video.  Then we explored Ground Zero, braved Century 21, and then walked all the way over to The High Line.  I know, my feet are still upset about it.  On our last day, we went back to SoHo and took the train to Grand Central Station.  Tried to do some afternoon reading in Bryant Park and were both falling asleep!  Perhaps 7 jam packed days in the New York heat was ambitious, but we'd surely do it all again.

{Day 6/7 NYC Recommendations}

WHERE TO WALK: Battery Park for views of the Statue of Liberty.  We avoided the crowds at the 9/11 Memorial and did a self guided tour through St Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church.  Very powerful.  On the other side of town, The High Line was worth the walk.
WHERE TO EAT + DRINK: Got our pizza fix at Numero 28 in the East Village and then a few blocks to McSorley’s Old Ale House for beers.

Phewf.  NYC recapped, if you have any specific questions please don't hesitate to ask :)

12 comments:

  1. amazing pictures it sure seems like you guys are having a ball !!!

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  2. Great photos - looke like you guys had an amazing time (p.s., love your orange sundress!)

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  3. beautiful pictures <3 Central park is so nice

    xx
    www.evesbreeze.blogspot.com

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  4. Stunning photos! I feel like I lived NY vicariously through you. My fav photo is you and your boyfriend pretending to scream at each other -- soo cute :)

    xo Ana
    www.brokenstiletto.com

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  5. Great post! Seems like you had fun. And I can see you like to scream. LOL
    Take care

    *hugs*
    -Maudleen
    www.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  6. I mean, you're just the cutest thing ever.
    & this made me miss NYC so badly!

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  7. Is it just me or is that a new header?
    Love your posts, as always...x

    BLEURGH
    www.say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  8. These photos make me miss my NYC vacation!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  9. Awesome pics! That city has so much to see and do...couldn't help but notice your visit to the meatpacking district with DVF in the background.I keep telling myself that I'll make it back there sometime..during fashion week!

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  10. Great images of the fabulous NYC! Looks like you guys had a blast.

    xo
    Emily Jenny

    Stiletto Beats

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