38 Hours in New York.
Ivan and I spent this past weekend in New York City. He has a few friends from law school who are working there for the summer and they invited us to come up. It was our first time visiting the city and we crammed as much into our weekend as possible.
We got on the bus to NYC right after Ivan got out of work on friday night. We didn’t arrive until almost 11, but we still decided to go out. We were staying with Ivan’s friend who lives in SoHo, so we walked to some fun places down there.
NYC is the city that never sleeps, so we were out pretty late. We didn’t get in until around 4am and I crashed immediately.
We spent most of Saturday sightseeing. We walked down to a local diner and had breakfast to start the day off. I had eggs with salami – which sounds weird, but it was actually fantastic. Then we walked around Central Park, went through Time Square, walked through Battery Park and saw the Statue of Liberty from the pier, visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Station and the 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial.
That evening we met up with another one of Ivan’s friends and his girlfriend. We had dinner and margarita’s at a local Mexican restaurant, walked through Washington Square Park and then went to a few bars. I was pretty exhausted and ended up calling it a night sometime around midnight.
Sunday we got up and headed over to Katz’s for pastrami sandwiches. It’s the restaurant from When Harry Met Sally and it was delicious. It was hands down the best pastrami I’ve ever had. We managed to score Harry & Sally’s table, so that was pretty cool.
Afterwards we did some more sightseeing before we had to catch our bus home. We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and then took a NYC water taxi back across the river. We headed down Wall Street and then grabbed a cab back home.
I think we did a pretty good job squeezing things into such a short weekend. I’d like to go back again, but I’m not sure I’d ever want to live there. We’ll see.