Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Perfect NYC Break

The snow put on damper on many things including our annual Spring Break trip abroad but that didn't stop us.  What better place to play tourist than in the greatest city in the world that also happens to be less than 2hrs. from home.  The optimist in me says, WooHoo to less time spent on planes, trains and automobiles plus, being in NYC is kinda like being in a foreign country...did you know that almost half – 49.1% – of New Yorkers speak something other than English at home?  Spanish and Chinese are off the charts as the next languages of choice followed by...drum roll...Russian!
It's no wonder the Big Apple is often referred to as the melting pot and what better place to learn why and how it earned that moniker than a visit to Ellis Island!
After living and working in NY for close to 10yrs., I finally got to experience many of the wonderful and unique touristy attractions the city has to offer.
From Roosevelt Island to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, there is so much to see an do... just take my advise and don't try doing it on a Holiday weekend.
The 2hr. wait to board the Ferry...
Despite this little setback, what's awesome in the city?  What's not!
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is on and starting April 16th, the beautiful eggs completed their journey to their final nesting place at Rockefeller Center, where they will be on display until April 18th.  Like what you see?  On April 22nd, you can get a crack at owning one of your own during the Grand Auction at Sotheby’s...
This one by Ralph Lauren that Jacob is leaning on is $6,500!Fabergé not your thing? Want something a bit more "affordable"?  Then the Lego store is for you!
Ice Skating Ring at Rockefeller Center...
With a playground in every park, the city is an awesome place for kids to hang out and make new friends... 
This playground in Union Square was a great break from all of the walking and just around the corner from our favorite sushi spot!
Taking a break before filling up the belly on his favorite food...
To Be Continued

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