28.09.2015 - 28.09.2015 24 °C
I started my morning with a good Aussie coffee at Bluestone (with the hope of bumping into Hugh) while Joan and Mum started theirs with a visit to the Statue of Liberty! They enjoyed reading about the history and the significance that the Statue of Liberty has for those coming to the US from other places in the world and the views of Manhattan were amazing!
We met up over coffee and wandered down Perry Street past Carries apartment and towards Washington Square Park, to see the arch - this is where 'Harry Met Sally'.
Next the subway to Katz Deli for a must have pastrami on rye. Mum had a half with a Motza ball soup and Joan with split pea soup while I had the sandwich - the sandwich won - none of us finished it.
Now the subway to the Empire State Building - what an amazingly beautiful building!!! The Art Deco style of the building is gorgeous - the epitome of old New York City. It was a beautiful day with great views over the city. The last time I did this it was night time - day is definitely better as you can see further. We got the express pass, which was THE best thing, no lines, no waiting, just straight onto an elevator and up. If you find yourself debating whether to buy this or not - do it....... I have visited the Empire State both ways and the express pass is definitely the preferred option.
Following this, a spot of shopping at Macy's designer labels marked way down, baby clothes $2.50! We found some good shopping!!!
Home for mum and Joan, one more stop for me at Century 21, now this store has marked down designer handbags, clothes and the shoes........ I found some Jimmy Choo's and Manolo Blahnik's reduced to $599.00 or less - the closest I would come to owning a pair!!!! However, this would feed a family for a week - so the social justice part of me (and my bank balance) would not allow it.
Zabars for a take home dinner, and dessert from Cafe Lalo and we were ready for bed!!