Saturday, December 31, 2016



Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island
This was a huge thrill for me! 
Click on the photos to enlarge them...

Heading to Ellis Island

This place was very moving. Our ancestor's on both sides came through these same doors, saw these same ceilings. 

We spent some time looking up our ancestor's. Didn't have much luck, needed more specific dates. Also, we had looked out one window and saw a small wall of names. Come to find out that Mark's grandmothers name was on that wall. Of course we found that out after we were home! 

They show this church in the 
National Treasure movie.

Beautiful burial grounds which some
famous people have been buried in. 

 This reminded me of 9/11

 9/11 Memorial....very moving and hard to photograph.

Passed some bridges on the way to Katz's Deli.

This was on Mark's list of things to do.

This place was amazing. 

 My Reuben 

 Mark's Brisket

 Arch at Washington Square Park

This must have been Saturday:

We didn't use the Red Bus as much as we wanted to even though we bought a 3 day pass. We did use it one day and just rode on it for awhile. I think it was after we got lost in Central Park. Long story, got turned around and missed a few things I really wanted to see. 

I was very excited to so Gray's Papaya. It is talked about in a favorite movie of mine "Fools Rush Inn."

 The famous Apollo Theater

A small bridge in Central Park

Never got to the boat house
but you see this in several movies. 

Across the street from the Guggenheim, which we didn't have time to go to, is the Neuve Galerie which I wanted to see. They have the art work from "The Woman in Gold" on display. Have your watched that movie? I was so excited to see this art work in person. 
The painting Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) by Gustav Klimt remains on permanent display as part of this exhibition. This is not the original here, they do not allow photos of the art work. The movie is based on this true story. I was just in awe of it. I was so happy we did this. 

 Drive by.....

Photo from The Empire State Building.

 Elevator used in "Sleepless in Seattle."

On Mark's list was Smith & Wollensky. Jim Gaffigan talks about it all the time! We had a fabulous dinner here.

Serendipity 3....we headed there for dessert that night. 

Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate

Heading home on Sunday!
You can see Central Park.....

Writing a post four months after you went there was not easy for me. I hope I didn't leave anything out.  Had a couple of excellent breakfasts in the Marriott Elite Club along with wine one night. More than anything we walked our butt's off and New York was fabulous! 

I did forget one thing. New York had a heat wave while we were there. Hottest it has been in over 3 years. It was sweltering and hard to breathe which obviously wasn't in my favor. 

Also there is a place in Central Park that was designed to throw people off course. We asked a man for help and he told us about it and of course we were in it!

Don't forget to watch the ball drop tonight! 



Mara said...

I know some of my removed family came through Ellis Island and proceeded to live in New Jersey.

Those sandwiches would set me up for a week! They are huge!! Did you eat all of it, or did you take half of it home?

Have a great last day of 2016!

Ann said...

You had some amazing views and that last picture is terrific. Those sandwiches look so good. I would have chosen the Reuben too.

Sandra said...

Happy New Year, love that chandelier and Lady Liberty. you should upload your photos and make a New York Book. my friend went to Europe and I showed her how to make a book at and it is really cool. has her whole trip in one book... yum on both sandiwichs, I would eat yours

Cathy said...

I so enjoyed reading and seeing the pictures of your trip. I'm so glad you shared them. Hope to go there someday.

Happy New Year

betty said...

You guys really did a lot during your time there! So much you saw and got to experience :) Those sandwiches look delicious!

Happy New Year!!!


Carla from The River said...

Happy New Year ... WOW you did a lot while in NYC. What a great adventure!!

Mevely317 said...

My granddaughter's class traveled to NYC on their senior trip a few years ago and she posted some phenomenal photos of the 9/11 memorial ... and a became all teary-eyed just looking at them. Heck, I'd be a blubbering mess if I were to actually see it in person.

Katz' Deli looks like it could give Lucky Dill a run for it's money! I'd have found it difficult not to snatch Mark's brisket away before his very eyes. :)

holli said...

Todd really wanted to make it to Katz but we never did. Add that to list for next time. The fact you both had ancestors that walked through Ellis Island is amazing!! I love history like that.
I love your pictures!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Catching up, so I just read both NYC posts - enjoyed the tour!

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