CITY OF DREAMS

New York has always been the city of dreams!! NYC is filmed in so many movies, both Hollywood and Bollywood. Β People all over the world dream about visiting New York and the famous landmarks. Β Here are some of my favorites!!

1. BROOKLYN BRIDGE – It takes approximately half an hour to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The intricate details and large arches of this bridge are stunning! As you go over to Brooklyn, the view of NYC skyline is unforgettable. You can walk on the bridge or ride a bicycle. If you haven’t crossed the bridge, you’re missing out on the NYC views.

2. DUMBO – This is the area in Brooklyn that gives you the beautiful view of NYC’s skyline. It’s another few minutes of a walk once you’ve reached the Brooklyn side of the bridge (don’t worry, there’s signs that guide you to the Dumbo). Once you get to the Manhattan bridge, follow this street all the way to the end for the riverside walk towards the Brooklyn Bridge.

(The Manhattan bridge between two NYC buildings)

After this long trek, you’re probably hungry. There’s a SHAKE SHACK or GRIMALDI’s PIZZA right across from this view. The food is amazing at both of these restaurants. Try it out and let me know your thoughts!!

3. TIMES SQUARE – I’m sure you were wondering if I would mention the most famous area in NYC or not. Yes, of course!! Times Square is a must see (and probably every night) while in NYC. Once you’ve walked around on the streets, in and out of stores, grab a drink (or ice cream) and enjoy Times Square while sitting on the red staircase above the Broadway show ticket booth. You can see it all from there; crowds of people, line ups of yellow cabs, groups of performers, giant TV screens projecting all types of advertisements and all of the other hustle and bustle.

The red staircase is right underneath that Coca Cola screen!!

If you’re hungry, you can try out Olive Garden (which is behind the red stair case) or walk over to Shake Shack (can you tell I really love their burgers?!).

4. CENTRAL PARK – I absolutely love this park! I’ve loved it for ever since I could remember!! Gigantic is probably an underestimation to describe this park, so you can imagine how grand it is. There’s water fountains, boating, street vendors, music performers, dance performers, picnic areas, and so much more!! Take a stroll through this park, and you will feel so fresh!!

Once you walk out of the park (or into the park), stop by Wafels & Dinges cart for a delicious snack!! It’s at the corner closest to The Plaza Hotel.

I hope this helps with planning your NYC trip!!

Thank you for visiting!!

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THE BIG APPLE

I hope you enjoyed my last blog about some of my favorite restaurants in New York – The Big Apple! We usually end up visiting the regular touristy places, but in this post I’m going to mention a few new places to visit while in New York! Gosh, I LOVE that city!!!

1. ON TOP OF THE ROCK – I’ve gone to the top of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and other buildings but nothing does justice to NYC other than the view from On top of The Rockefeller Center (click to purchase tickets). This is my favorite rooftop view of NYC. One side gives you the beautiful greenery of Central Park, and the opposite side shows you the concrete jungle. The beautiful view is a painting of the iconic buildings in NYC; Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, One World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty! We went at sunset and it was such a stunning view.

While you’re on your way to the next destination, stop by at CARLO’S BAKE SHOP for a quick dessert. (Cannolis, Yum!)

2. GREENWICH VILLAGE – The colourful brick apartments with metal staircases makes me feel like I’m in a movie or a TV show. Walking under the canopy of green lushious trees on Greenwich Village streets is such a magical experience. We visited Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment, Friends apartment and Central Perk (which is now known as Little Owl). This village also has some of the best restaurants. I’ve listed a few in my previous post Brunch Lunch Dinner In New York.

While you’re in Greenwich, stop by at B Bar & Grill for quick refreshments and snacks. Relax on their outdoor patio and enjoy the sunshine!!

3. LITTLE ITALY – While you’re roaming around in Little Italy be sure to stop by CHA CHA MATCHA for the best matcha soft serve ever!! (And of course a cute photo opportunity!!)

There is soooo much more to see!! I’m having so much fun reminiscing about my trip while writing this blog and really want to go back soon!! Let me know if you have any other places to see in NYC!! Leave a comment and add a little sparkle!!

My next blog post about my favourite iconic landmarks in NYC is coming soon!!

Thank you for visiting!!

Brunch Lunch Dinner In New York

Everyone is always excited to visit New York, the Big Apple, the City of Dreams, the City of Fashion and the City of Lights. I’ve been to NYC a few times, and every trip has been as if I’m visiting for the very first time. There are so many things about New York that I love!! This time I had the opportunity to explore quite a few restaurants. Here are my favorite 5 that are a MUST visit (for the food, atmosphere, and of course Instagram posts).

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