Sunday, May 09, 2010

New York City!!

We have arrived in the Big Apple!!

Our first view of the city as we are in the taxi.  We came in to New York through the Holland Tunnel. It is a very long tunnel under the Hudson River. Quite cool!!  Everything is New York is something you've heard of before on TV or in the movies... driving through Jersey City - the New Jersey Turnpike -- I kept thinking of The Soprano's all the way from the airport -LOL

We have a very cute little place to stay in a very "happening" part of the city.
Greenwich Village is full of great little restaurants and old building and thousands of people.  The building that was on the show "Sex and the City" is just around the corner.  The coffee shop from "Friends" is near by.  So far we have been out to dinner in two very good restaurants - and I think we could go to a new restaurant every day for 6 months - that is how many there are in walking distance from where we are staying.

Jim in our new little home away from home..... or maybe our new home!!  I think it will be hard to leave!

The view across the street from our apartment.  Apparently the building across the street was once owned and occupied by Mick and Bianca Jagger.  

This is the building where we are staying. 

We have been walking all day today.  We left early this morning and walked down 14th Street to the High Line Park which runs above the street along the Hudson River.  It is a new walkway that is being developed from an old, unused train track.   It is still under construction but about a mile and a half are completed for walking.  It is a very interesting walk and we really enjoyed the sites from above the street level.

This is part of the walk - it doesn't look like it is above the street but it really is. There are plants growing "wild" through the old train tracks.

The Hudson River.

A few of the street from the walkway. 

I always seem to be following behind Jim - because I am always stopping to take pictures - and then most of my pictures end up being pictures of Jim - walking up ahead!!

After walking west to the Hudson River we headed back to the Greenwich area and then started walking north - we walked up to Washington Square park and then up 5th Ave. 

We walked and walked.....

We walked all the way up 5th Ave from 4th Street to 25th Street -- where I "remembered" that The City Quilter was on 25th street - between 6th and 7th Ave -- could you believe we were so close!! 

Jim thought that they might not be open on Sunday..........

So we walked and shopped........Now that was a good day!!  

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  1. Awesome day in the big city! Sounds like you and Jim settled in and are having a great time. Nice to hear that your flight didn't need to land in the that would have been a story! Thanks for taking me along for a walk through a neighborhood with interesting architecture...especially the quilt shop, lol. Hope you found a few treasures there. Did you shop Saks Fifth Avenue?

  2. Pam, What a great spot you found to stay. It looks like you are having a wonderful time. Did you find yourself some great fabrics in the quilt store. I love the bright black quilt hanging - so much fun and so bright and cheery.
    Thanks for sharing some great pictures- Will look forward to seeing more of your trip.

  3. Ohhh Pam, what a wonderful time you are having. New York is on my list of places to go, but I'll have to be happy right now to see it through your eyes. Just wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing!

  4. I would have walked to that store. No stopping when quilt shopping is involved. My son just came home from New York and he wants to go back. Apparently he didn't get enough shopping in and missed a few of the stores he wanted to visit.

  5. I hope you are having a grand time in the Big Apple.

  6. What a great time it looks like you're having. I love the look of the building in which you're staying!!! Can't wait to read more about your adventures in NYC!

  7. Have a soft pretzel for me!