Saturday, May 14, 2016

NYC 2016: Arrival

 We flew to New York City on a Tuesday.
 It takes most of the day to get there, so we checked into the hotel, had dinner, and returned to the room.  We stayed at the Novotel Hotel Times Square.
 We had dinner at Don Antonio Pizza - excellent!  Margherita with salami. Probably one of the top five pizzas I've ever had!
 Back at the room, this is the view we saw.
 And a look at the room itself.  Very nice!

NYC 2016: View From Our Room

 The view from our room at the Novotel Hotel was excellent.

NYC 2016: St Patricks and St Thomas Churches

 We visited Saint Patricks Cathedral on our first day in NYC.
 The interior was stunningly gorgeous - more so than pictures convey.
 It is well worth the visit.

 Heading back to 5th Ave, looking directly at Rockefeller Center.
 From there we went to Saint Thomas church, a short walk away.  This is a smaller, quieter church that is undergoing restoration at the present time.

Finally, back on 5th Avenue we came across a Trump tower.  I surmise that Trump was here that day as it had police protect and at least two news vans out front.

NYC 2016: Rockefeller Center

 On our first complete day in NYC, we also visited Rockefeller Center and the Top of the Rock.
 On the walk there, we saw Saks 5th Avenue.
 My beautiful wife.
 Sculpture in front of Rockefeller Center.

 At the top!  It was a little overcast, which slightly restricted the view but it also kept the crowd very light.

 Not many people.

 Central Park.

 Love the way the building disappears into the clouds.

 We finally made it to the very top floor - it was very windy and drizzling!

 Inside the Top of the Rock.
 Back down on the ground...hungry and ready for dinner!