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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Central 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.
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.
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!