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... and that's how we travelled. Long Island Rail Road to Jamaica Station ($3.75 each off peak) then Airtrain direct to Terminal 7. I think it was $6 each including a new card fee. What a bargain and amazingly easy, even with our piles of bags.
We'd thought Terminal 7 was pretty ordinary after our arrival experience but travelling business puts the place in a whole different light. Even my frequent flyer status would have made this a dream departure.
... We took the train from the bus stop to Grand Central, then walked three blocks to Barnes and Noble Bookstore, which is at 555 5th Avenue. I loved the juxtaposition of all the 5s - a great address!
We had lunch at Starbucks in the bookstore first. There was a friendly lady called Margaret at the next table, so we chatted to her for a while.
I bought a photo book of Lost New York - lovely or historic sites of NY that are no more. I think the worst crime ...
... sleep in her stroller by taking her for a walk on the High Line, to no avail. So we entered the Whitney at a bit of a disadvantage with a tired toddler, but the terraces of the new Whitney building were lifesavers.
The main exhibit at the new Whitney - America is Hard to See - was refreshingly made up of the museum's own amazing collection rather than blockbuster pieces on loan. It attempted to span American ...
... because the snow was coming down so thickly but by 9 it had thinned out. The TV kept predicting the storm. In the morning there was a thick covering of snow and the streets were deserted but not the three feet they predicted. Still there was enough to build a New York snowman on the terrace and for Alice and Nick to play snowballs. After breakfast we headed for Central Park along with everyone else who ...
... exactly what we needed before entering the madness of the city. We spent a good hour and a half admiring pure beauty, watching people take their dogs for a walk. We even managed to see some little kids on the ice rink go through lessons and tumble and fall. Our leisurely stroll came to a grinding holt as we entered the city to collect our New York Pass (80 attractions on 1 card for 3 days).