Welcome to New York, It’s Been Waiting For You

Welcome to New York, It’s Been Waiting For You

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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Today I am linking up with:
Erin at Her Heartland Soul for Weekend Snapshots
Tara at Running N Reading for Weekend Update
Katie at Healthy Diva Life for Marvelous in my Mondays

  • Sounds like a good time! We ate at Katz’s deli a few years ago on a trip to NY, too. Amazing food (and HUGE portions).

    • yeah, When we walked in I was not digging the $20 price tag. But I barely made it through half a sandwich and it was SO GOOD. Best pastrami sandwich I’ve ever had. Totally worth it.

  • Looks like a fun weekend! You must be exhausted! I love weekends like that, tho.

    • Yeah, we’re pretty tired. I always cram as much in as possible and Ivan’s a pretty good sport about it. If he had his way he’d just relax. You know, like a normal person on vacation. I, on the other hand, have to go-go-go.

  • What a fun weekend! You guys fit so much in :) I need to find some NYC friends so I can have one of those trips.

    • Before this summer I didn’t know ANYONE in New York. We were lucky that we’re in DC while Ivan’s friends are interning in New York, because it’s just a 4 hour bus right. It was only like $50 roundtrip. I can’t wait to go back though. There is still so much to see and do.

  • Wow, you guys really fit a lot into one weekend! And in the photo at top…do you happen to be playing Big Buck Hunter??

  • I seriously want to CRY of jealousy of your Kat’s pastrami. We haven’t been since I had my son and used to go like, once a month. I can’t wait until we bring my son in December when he’s 18 months, finally!

  • Wow! You guys did A LOT in the short time you were in the city! I have had that Katz pastrami sandwich and it is the best!

    • I was so exhausted when I got home. But it was our first time in NYC and we wanted to do EVERYTHING :)

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