One week in New York city.
New York more than ten years since i haven’t seen the “apple” again.
The city is so vibrant i expect a huge change. The city which never sleeps always in effervescence.
We had been here for five days on our first trip, we won’t be doing much more this time. NYC is eight time bigger than Paris, so believe that you can visit everything in a week is a illusory.
In advance i check out the most interesting places and the latest spots, exhibitions…
Museum of Natural History took us all day, l love the reproduction of environments by category. I visited before, but i do not tire of seeing this museum a second time. There is a huge room with pachyderms in its center, surrounded by African mammals, it is incredible realism.
I knew the Egyptian mummies, i discover that there are also Peruvian mummies.
We watch a 3D film on whales, retraces the world of these giants of the seas and we end our visit with the Butterfly Conservatory. In a greehouse, a luxuriant vegetation is filled by dozens of butterflies flying all around us, lovely time.
Central Park was designed and built in 1873, it serves as a lung for the urban city.
The cherry trees are blooming, on this beautiful morning of april, the place is very pleasant, ; you can go sailing on the lake or take a horse carriage and go for a stroll.
Morgan Library and museum, i wanted to see their wonderful collection of ancient books, manuscripts, paintings…located at 225 Madison Ave at 36th St, and New York Library located on 5th Ave at 42nd St, the second largest Library in the USA.
A short passage along Bryan Park, we pass by Flatiron to have a short break to Eataly on the 200 5th Ave, we can sit down at a bar, settle down at a table or take away. It’s organized by sector, pizza, pasta, fish… we tasted the fish, it was really good.
Little e Italy, there are restaurants with evocative name of the most beautiful places in Italy, but i have more the feeling of being in a place for tourists. As for China town, the Mah-jong players are there but most of the shops are gone. In the southern, the Financial district, with the construction of One World Trade Center and the station Oculus with a streamlined architecture, i admire the work.
We cross the bridge of Brooklyn to go to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) from there the view on Manhattan is amazing.
The place to see, the hotel Wythe, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, has the restaurant Le Reynard but also a wonderful rooftop. Crowded during the lunch time, we should have booked this restaurant. A few shoppings in Bedford Ave at Whole Foods Market and we end the day before leaving for Manhattan.
Grand Central Terminal, NYC main station, Inside the arches are marble with a blue dome, full of sparkling stars, fiber optic. It’s the biggest in the world, 76 hectares, it’s stunning.
For Easter, the Rockfeller Center is decorated for the occasion with a rabbit and its eggs, the skating rink at the bottom of the building is still open in April.
Last visit to Soho and West Village, we have lunch at the Chester, 18th Ninth Ave, nestled in the Gansevoort hotel , we go up to have a drink on the roof, and see the beautiful view on the Hudson river and the Soho House. The area is very dynamic, ambiance is good.
We have to leave but i’m thinking about my next trip to this town, i would like to see some other neighborhood for the next time.
Bye bye New York.