Today i am back with my New York trip diary part-2. I have already covered part 1 which was all about lower Manhattan from my New York trip in September, if you have missed it you can have a look here.
There’s no denying that New York City’s skyline is the most recognized skyline in the world. That skyline would not be the same without the towering icons of Midtown , including Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, the United Nations Headquarters, Empire state and many more.
Our day started with some amazing breakfast at the hotel
We started off with a map in our hand took some guideline from the helpful staff at the hotel lobby and began our journey towards Midtown Manhattan. We reached our 1st destination “The Flatiron District” within no time,all thanks to subway.
Flatiron district is famous for it’s cast-iron and beaux-arts architecture gives the streets their historic charm and dovetails flawlessly with the new shops, restaurants and nightspots that keep sprouting up.
STOP 2 – “The Empire State Building”
We began walking towards one of the most iconic buildings in all of New York City – the Empire State Building.
It is a towering Art-Deco masterpiece found in Midtown Manhattan. It has 102 floors hosting the Sustainability Exhibit on the 2nd floor and Dare to Dream exhibit on the 80th. Aerial observatories are also found on floors 86 and 102. Here you can get an unbelievable 360 degree view of New York and its neighbourhoods from here.
As we were heading to our next stop we passed by “New York Public Library”, got a glimpse of “Chrysler building” before we finally arrived to our next stop.
Stop3 – ” The Grand Central Terminal”
Not only is Grand Central Terminal one of the world’s most beautiful train stations, it’s also one of New York’s most fascinating landmarks. This beautiful, Beaux-Arts station was built using sumptuous materials like Tennessee and Botticino marble, brass, opal, and Guastavino tile.
Before we marched towards our final stop for the day,we also walked up to the UN Headquarters, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center to name a few.
Final Stop of the Day – Times Square
Known colloquially as “The Crossroads of the World” and “The Great White Way,” Times Square NYC is one of the most popular commercial intersections in the world! Tourists from all over the globe come to marvel at the neon billboards, see famous musical, go shopping in the area and soak up the unique Times Square vibe.
By the time we reached the famous Red stairs were full, but still we managed our way up! 🙂
Day 4-The final day before we wrapped up our not so short trip. 😛
NYC is rich in architecture, from significant skyscrapers with varied styles to beautiful museums, NYC has it all.
We managed to visit work of Frank Lloyd Wright ” The Guggenheim Museum”.
This inverted ziggurat is a beauty in itself, beautiful inside out. Flanking magnificent pieces of art in it’s unique ramp gallery which extends up from ground level in a long, continuous spiral along the outer edges of the building to end just under the ceiling skylight.
Next we visited ” The MET”. I wanted to go there only to get an experience of the roof top view, but as soon as i entered i was spellbound with its beauty, the intricate details & with the magnificent artifacts. There is a lot to see here and yes the rooftop is a must. One can never miss the famous MET entrance steps, i have been a fan of them since ages all thanks to my favourite series “Gossip Girl”.
Straight from the museum visits we landed into the magnificent man made park” The Central Park”. The park has endless options to cover, we had already fixed our spots so that we did not get carried away with it’s overwhelming charm.
The final stop of our NYC trip was “Rockefeller Center”
Rockefeller Center is the symbol of midtown Manhattan and easily one of the best attractions in New York. It comprises of 19 buildings and plazas and is a “city within a city.”
This place itself has many must see attractions few of my favourites are shown below in the slideshow.
In the end all i can say is that there is a lot to see & experience here in NYC. This city has a charm of it’s own which will drive me back to explore further.
Thanks for stopping by,