The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center
Travel Blogs from New York City
... most part, we both felt very at home in the city. So our unforgettable, once in a lifetime journey is now at an end and the mixed feelings we have on flying home probably relate mostly to us having to face reality sooner rather than later. It is very difficult to describe how we feel as we have kept ourselves so busy that I don't think we will truly reflect on the magnitude of the trip until we are back home and boring everyone with our stories and thousands of photographs. The ...
... a family of mobsters. Let's just say most of it was over my head because frankly, I'd only ever watched 10 minutes of it here and there. We went to the ice cream parlour where the last scene of the last episode was filmed, Holsten's. And then I found out why Mike really wanted to go on the tour (not really)... We went to a frequently filmed location from The Sopranos, The Bada Bing, in reality called Satin Dolls. My first experience in such an ...
... weekend! No wonder the hotels were all so expensive!
Our hotel room 2273 is tiny, there is hardly enough room to store our 3 cases, but the hotel is full so no chance to move. There are no facilities in the hotel so just a room, there is a diner attached the Tick Tock which we visited for a coffee but seemed a little dingy. So not too good a start but it's only a couple of nights.
We have pre-booked for ...
... to photograph - out of respect. It was a fragment of metal from American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane which hit the North Tower. It had a tiny piece sawn off the edge which was given to the husband of a woman who was in the towers but whose body was never recovered.
We learned about St Paul's Chapel which miraculously survived without even a broken window despite its proximity to the towers, and became a place of rest and refuge for recovery workers. ...
... to retrieve our bags and get changed before jumping in a taxi and heading out to the airport, check in and security were quick and soon we were enjoying our first glass of our fav champagne. We decided to have a meal in the lounge before a treatment at the spa and then some more booze before we were boarding our flight. We changed into our PJs as soon as we could and settled in for the night, a quick cheese plate and then off to ...
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