Monday, April 2, 2012

Taking a Bite out of the Big Apple - Part 1

So leaving off from HERE, next up was a train ride from Princeton to NYC!  We were so excited to explore the Big Apple, and it was going to be John's first time there!  The train ride was so easy - fast, smooth, and only $16 a ticket - can't beat that :)

We arrived at Penn Station, and then took the metro to 66th and Broadway, to find the condo where we would be staying for the week -- John's previous boss SO graciously let us stay in his super nice (and spacious!) NYC place.  Thank you Jay!

So much space!  Especially for the city!

We headed out to explore the Upper West Side neighborhood, and made our way to Central Park :)

It was a BEAUTIFUL day, and there were people everywhere!

After spending the afternoon there, we wandered around some more and stumbled upon Crumbs Bakery!

We went with the Peanut Butter Cup cupcake - delish! 

After a quick trip to Trader Joe's to stock up on snacks and wine, we went back to the condo, freshened up, and then went to Cafe Habana for dinner.  I didn't take pictures but it was a really cool hole-in-the-wall restaurant with authentic Cuban-Mexican food..we loved it!

The next day was "Let's be Tourists" day :)
First stop: Time's Square...

....The Rockefeller Center

First celeb sighting - Elle Macpherson interviewing at the NBC Studios!

Then...Grand Central Station.
It was absolutely beautiful!
We could have spent the whole afternoon there staring at the architecture and the busy travelers :)

We had a late lunch at Cranberry Cafe (great deli/buffet style eatery)...

Then headed back to Time's Square to get in the TKTS line for a show!
We ended up getting great tickets for "How to Succeed in Business."

We explored more, shopped along 5th Ave and Madison Ave...
Macy's at Herald Square....

And then the Empire State Building!

For dinner before the show, we decided to check out Eataly.

It was soooo delicious and we had such a great time exploring all the little shops, restaurants, and counters.

After dinner, it was time for Broadway!

Oh yeah, Nick Jonas :)
He actually was really good!  We enjoyed the show!

Whenever I would come with my family to NYC growing up, we would always go to Carnegie Deli after seeing a show, and order John and I just HAD to follow that tradition!

The infamous "5th Avenue" Pie --

So that's part 1 of our Big Apple Adventure...stay tuned for part 2!


Liesl said...

You know I could not wait for this post!!! :) LOVE it, and it looks like you had lovely weather for your Big Apple visit! Yay! I love all your pictures, you are both SO cute together!!! You did have a great place to stay, and spacious is right...still figuring out how my downsizing will go! ;) Now, I think I need a slice of pizza right now! Oh how I love Central Park when the weather is pretty, and you captured a beautiful picture there together! Your yellow bag is darling too! I saw "How To Succeed" back when Matthew Broderick was plying Nick's part...yes, I'm that old! ;) This post makes me oh so happy!!! :) :) :)

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

I've been watching that new show Smash and now I am all about wanting to see a play on Broadway!! Looks like y'all had a blast!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

What a fun getaway, I told M that we had to go there tooo.


Natalie said...

How fun! NYC is amazing. It'll be so fun to be so close when you're in Princeton!

Glitterista said...

What a great trip! That condo is amazing, and so nice to have so much space and a place to relax with a glass of wine after a long day of sightseeing. I'd love to see How to Succeed In Business sometime, and that pie looks amazing! :)

Molly @ Blonde Out Loud said...

Oh NYC. My favorite city! There's so much to do there even if you've been there a zillion times. I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed yourself and even got in a show!

(BAD) Blog About Design said...

Looks like you both had a great time! I absolutely love the city. The cake looks so good.