New York City is so diverse! You really do need to spend a week there to get the full flavor of it! You’ve got Central Park… such a haven in the middle of all the concrete… there are always tons of people… running, walking and biking! It’s vibrant!
And then there’s SoHo… which was named Soho because it is South of Houston Street… (Prounounced House-ton not Houston like in Texas) … There’s great shopping… and FYI most of the restaurants are one block away on the side streets. We tried this quaint little spot off Prince Street called Back Forty West. It was super nice… had a large upstairs so don’t be fooled by lack of seating when you walk in! It was lovely and most of my party had delicious grain fed burgers which got high marks!
If you walk toward Columbus Circle off Broadway, you’ll find the Metropolitan Opera… and lots of shopping.. and of course there’s midtown.. near Time’s Square which is always a hub of activity! Madison Avenue is a lovely walk Uptown with high end shopping…. and then there’s lower Manhattan with South Street Seaport and Freedom Tower… Truly a lot to cover to REALLY capture all the different neighborhoods in the city!
There are restaurants galore…. and it’s all expensive.. but there are ways to make it more affordable if you bring in a few items for breakfast and snacks… bottled water is a must so you don’t have to pay $3 a bottle or more! Don’t be embarrassed to bring in some supplies! Everyone does it!
Enjoy the sights.. the culture… the food and the shopping! I love NYC! Share your favorite restaurants, sights etc…. for all my friends who always ask me for restaurant or hotel recommendations…. this will be a great diary!