After arriving mid day in NYC, we dropped our bags off at Iroquois Hotel (44th St between 5th and 6th) and grabbed a quick lunch at Le Pain Quitidien across the street. We then went to Dad’s old apartment and saw his door man, Aimen. We showed the kids the UN Building and then Grand Central. We then went up to Columbus Circle for a sweet snack of gelato and then took bikes around Central Park. That night we had dinner at a sushi place across the street, Sens Sakana.
Dad’s old apartment building and doorman Aimen
Pescatore Restaurant, Boomie and Toobie’s first dinner date. now closed after 28 yrs due to COVID. 😔
the Plaza Hotel! just stopped in to take pictures and use the restrooms.
We rode bikes around Central Park.
Sushi for a late dinner here. Was across from the hotel and had a cool Peruvian/Japanese fusion.
Our hotel offered free walking tours during the week. We decided to check out the Tribeca tour which showed us around the World Trade Centers.
One World Trade Center, with a window washer!
beautiful art at the Conrad Hotel in Tribeca
cool art and sculptures at the Conrad Hotel in Tribeca
Memorial for the Irish Potato Famine in Tribeca, designed to look like the Irish landscape.
Irish Famine Memorial
Oculus at the World Trade Centers. where the path trains come in, also more a high end mall now.
One World Trade Center
Oculus near the World Trade Centers.
Reflecting pool and memorial to the WTCs.
relaxing underground at the Oculus.
Build a Bear next to the Empire State Building
Seeing Wicked on Broadway! Afterwards we got to meet one of the actors, Dan, who’s dad works with Dad.
We took a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Dinner with old friends! Unfortunately mom and kids had to leave before Rosana and Max could make it.
Special afternoon tea at Alice’s Tea Cup capped off by Lucy losing her first tooth!
Site of mom and dad’s first date!
The Plaza Hotel
St Patrick’s Cathedral