Like any Boston born and bred sports fan, I hate all New York teams.
All of them.
With a passion.
That being said, New York, as a city? I kind of love it.
A few weeks ago I took Ebby for her first visit to NYC. We were in the area for a Bat Mitzvah and our thoughtful hostess planned the event so that we had Veteran's Day free to explore the city.
We spent 10 hours in Manhattan. Just enough to get a nibble of the Big Apple.
So what did we do?
We took the train to Grand Central, walked out of the station and made a big, giant, warped loop around a 26 block area.
Macy's. The Empire State Building (from the ground, much cheaper and less scary). Tinsel Trading. The Ribbon Guy. Bryant Park. Times Square including Forever 21, Toys R Us and the Hershey's store. Rockefeller Center. TGIFriday's. Anthropologie. McKenzie-Childs. The Plaza Hotel. Central Park. FAO Schwartz. Magnolia Bakery. Bloomingdales. Dylan's Candy Bar. Sprinkles. The Waldorf-Astoria. Back to Grand Central. Then back outside to a tacky 5th Avenue souvenir shop. New York Public Library (steps only, it was closed). Back to Grand Central, again.
Wait, did I mention Henri Bendel and The Container Store?
We visited a lot of my favorite spots (Tinsel Trading, Anthropologie) and a few spots that Ebby picked (anything in Times Square, Dylan's Candy Bar).
Dude, we saw and did a lot of stuff.
In that spirit I present to you the following:
Ebby Takes Manhattan, A Photo Essay (with captions!), Part 1
Oops, not Ebby.
Tune in next time (maybe even tomorrow) for the thrilling conclusion of
Ebby Takes Manhattan!