Yesterday, my family and I spent the day bopping around New York City. Our home in Connecticut is less than an hour from Manhattan, so every now and then we spend a Sunday in the city visiting relatives. I moved to NYC right after college, and my niece and nephew have recently done the same. Originally from Ohio, I’m thrilled to finally have family near by to visit with. And my sister came in from Cleveland, so we spent yesterday with her, too.
Here are a dozen photos that sum up our day in the Big Apple . . .
The 11:18 a.m. train from Connecticut got us into Grand Central Terminal at 12:12 p.m.
On our walk downtown from Grand Central to my relatives’ apartment on East 21st Street, we passed two New York landmarks, the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building (my favorite).
After brunch, we all took a walk along the Third Avenue Street Fair, from 23rd to 34th Street. It’s fun to stroll around, eat Funnel Cake and look at all the stuff for sale. It’s good for people and dog watching, too!
One street vendor displayed a mish-mash of colorful beaded jewelry.
Then we headed uptown to sit in lovely Bryant Park. Above is the antique carousel they have there. (Our teenage kids are too old for this now which makes me a little sad.)
Here’s another view of Bryant Park which is located behind the majestic New York City Public Library.
On the way back downtown for dinner, we passed many streetside markets awash in pretty flowers.
New York City never fails to inspire me — from the architecture, museums, Broadway shows and window displays to the people, shopping, parks, and great food. Although I no longer feel the need to live and work there as I did in my twenties, I still enjoy being able to spend a day walking around and seeing the sights.