NYC is truly The City That Never Sleeps.
After a whirlwind long weekend in The Big Apple, arriving back to our downtown-Toronto neighbourhood felt like a quiet sleepy town in comparison. But that is part of what makes it so wonderful, isn’t it? The constant commotion, the energy, the sheer chaos. It’s definitely a place that warrants fully scheduled days and the motivation to get it all done at lightning speed.
Unfortunately the weather had other plans for us, and we spent a ton of time in Ubers, Googling “Things to Do in NYC When it Rains.” Here’s some of the things what we got up once the skies cleared and we could enjoy the scenery around us.
For the first leg of our trip we stayed in Greenwich Village and loved the area, close to so many great restaurants like Via Carota, Buvette, While We Were Young, and for late night dessert: Big Gay Ice Cream or Milk Bar.
We ate salty smoked salmon bagels at our favourite, Russ & Daughters, which was worth the hour-long take-out wait. Last time we visited this spot I absent-mindedly left all my recent shopping purchases under the bench just outside of it and learned a tough lesson.
We roamed Central Park and admired the great view of the city beyond the greenery. It’s hard to grasp the sheer size of the piece of land occupied by the park, which we didn’t even scrape the surface of.
I of course had to stop by Soho for some shopping. The street facades transport me right back to Europe, and the meticulously-designed storefront displays allow me to window shop to my heart’s content.
We hid away in countless cute cafes that I never wanted to leave. (Loved Cafe Henrie & Cha Cha Matcha in all their millennial pink glory!)
By the last evening we were exhausted, and happy to check into Yotel New York. We picked up Shake Shack and by Chloe (for him and her, respectively), and settled into the comfiest (reclining!) bed of all time, eating our last meal in NYC while watching The Proposal. It was the perfect end to our trip.
I hope you enjoyed my Postcard from NYC! You can also shop this look I wore here: