NYC: A Walker’s Favorite Place Pt. 2

We walked back and forth, north and south, through Central Park and around Central Park.

We saw the Flatiron Building, a Korean War Monument, colorful graffiti and interesting hotels. We saw a man playing a grand piano in a park and another with at least 50 pigeons on him and around him. We walked over the Brooklyn Bridge and ate pizza at Grimaldi’s Pizza. We drank in one of the oldest bars in the city and were seated at a table with some cops off duty because there was no other place to sit. We ate at The Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal.

We just couldn’t get enough of the city and the people that call this place home.

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New York CityNew York CityCentral Park was first opened in 1857 and expansions with more design elements began in 1858 under Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and continued through the Civil War until they were completed in 1873. It’s the most visited urban park in the US and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1962.
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The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, was completed in 1902. It sits at 175 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District and is really an iconic piece of NYC architecture. When it was being built, people actually thought it might tip over! It also didn’t have women’s bathrooms when it was first built… or the top three floors. The top three floors were added just a few years later and later occupants decided to make the restrooms alternate between floors with mens and womens going every other which is as it still is today.New York City

For more on our stay in NYC, check out The Empty State Building No More, The Colossal Arm (on The Statue Of Liberty), Grand Central Terminal & Oysters, The Brooklyn Bridge To Pizza, and another walk to see Times Square, street art and more!


 

 

New York City: A Manhattan Walk: A trip to NYC: Central Park, Flatiron and all of the must see places in Manhattan are an easy walk to along streets to see. Visit Manhattan, New York City and walk to see the sites like a local.

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  1. March 26, 2017

    […] posts will be devoted to NYC. From the Brooklyn Bridge and Grimaldi’s Pizza to walking to the Flatiron Building and checking out the sights from the Empire State Building. Let’s see what there is to see in […]

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