Day two in New York and I still could not believe that from binge-watching Gossip Girl, C.S.I. NY and Sex in the City, I would get to visit the Big Apple itself and experience New York in all its glory. It felt so surreal. The floating feeling I had (or maybe it was just jet lag, LOL) didn’t help me grasp the reality either. To kick-off our official New York tour, our Aunt decided to take us directly right in the heart of Manhattan at 5th Avenue.
5th Ave starts from just north of Washington Square and goes all the way to Harlem. Being one of the world’s most expensive streets, it is where some of the most prestigious stores can be found. From Bergdorf Goodman to Louis Vuitton, Prada and Gucci. It’s definitely haute couture heaven. It’s also where Apple’s famous glass cube can be found, as well where Harry Winston’s flagship store is. Not to mention the Tiffany & Co where Audrey Hepburn had her famous Danish and coffee breakfast in the movie (you guessed it!) Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 5th Avenue has more to offer than shopping, the Museum Mile is a must-visit. You can go check out The Met, Guggenheim, Museum of Sex and so much more. And if you’re craving for the perfect New York skyline view, well The Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center is perfect for you.
But for us, we missed quite a number of must-see places but we got to visit more than what we planned. It was a bonus that our Aunt had been living in the US for quite awhile now, so we didn’t have hard time navigating the city on our feet. We chose to forego riding the subway and opted to walk so that we would be able to see more places, because of course, you’ll never know what you’ll run into when you’re in New York.
First stop was the Rockefeller Center:
More cherry blossoms!Rockefeller Channel GardenRockefeller Center Main Door, adorned with statues called “Industries of the British Empire by Jennewein”“Prometheus” by Paul Manship at the Rockefeller Center“Youth” it is another one of the Mankind Figures by Paul Manship“Atlas” is a successful collaboration between two talented artists, Lee Lawrie, who conceived the idea and Rene Chambellan, designed the figure.The Rockefeller Center, there’s a view deck at the top where you could see the most astonishing views of New York called, “Top of the Rock”
Just right in front of The Rockefeller Center is St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This famous Neo-Gothic-style Cathedral is the seat of Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
Our next stop was the New York Public Library and Bryant Park, we walked for quite awhile to get there but it was alright since we enjoyed the sights.
We stayed for awhile at Bryant Park and enjoyed the sun. A lot of people removed their business suits and sunbathed on the grounds. It was indeed quite a sight! LOL. Before we went home, we passed by the Philippine Embassy which was also located at 5th Avenue.
Inside the embassy!! Loving the interior, so much Pinoy vibes and look at that chandelier!Passed by a local deli (Arome Deli and Pizzeria) before going home.
Tita and me on the bus going to the subway.