My daughter and son-in-law had a flat in the Village for a year or so and I spent about a month or more visiting them. Christmas, Easter and Summer in New York. What a mesmerising place to be. I loved the Village with it's eclectic mix of people and little world of it's own. The Sleepeazie Restaurant and the tree lined streets, little shops and wonderful buildings. Be careful of the uneven pavments! The Meat packing district with trendy "Pastis" for a super breakfast, a walk away. Then Tri becca was like walking onto an old film set with Robert Di Nero or Al Pacino due any minute, and Balthazar's Creme Brulee and wonderful busy ambience will stay with me.
Manhattan was a joy, with the shops, squares and little dogs around different corners, the Manhattan skyline seen from an evening boat trip is surely one of the most beautiful of modern sights definately not to be missed. Sipping Martinis at night high in the sky in Times Square or Central Manhattan, Oysters in Grand Central Station, Clam Chowder in Saks, 5th Avenue. Central Park and it's elegant cafe - great in Summer and Spring. Ice skating in the winter outside the Rockerfeller Centre - for watching rather than joining in....Sigh.... New York, New York, it's a wonderful town! I am glad I waited you to see you at your best. Cannot wait to go back..........but will it spoil the memories???? Probably not as I have only experienced the tip!. I have put in November 11 as time of visit as this is the last date shown.... it was actually a few years ago but this Tribute needed to be paid.......surely it can only have got better!
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