New York Midtown East & South

God I miss New York. Just writing this post makes me feel sad that I’m not there anymore. So for my post on how to plan your trip to New York,
click here. In this post I will cover a great part of Midtown East and South. Midtown Manhattan is the mid-section of Manhattan. It’s probably the busiest district in the United States and houses famous buildings such as the Empire State Building, MoMA, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, Chrysler Building, Carnegie Hall and many more. It is also home to many (flagship) stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Louis Vuitton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, FAO Schwarz, Tiffany & Co and Macy’s. These are photos of our first day in the city, on which we covered the Eastern and Southern part of Midtown. We arrived at around 1PM and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. I think we spent most of our time in Midtown, simply because this is where all the shops are and we walked here every morning to take the subway to our sites for the day and this is also where we ended our days in the evenings.

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Getting our cupcake fix at Magnolia’s Bakery at Bloomingdales. This was the Red Velvet.

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Times Square! To be honest, it is a little too touristy. But then again, a lot of things in New York are.

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Grand Central! My favorite part of the day. The place had such an energy I could already see writers, musicians and artists passing this station simply to spark creativity. The history this building has, the goodbyes and hellos it has seen. I spent hours studying the architecture and taking pictures, K practically had to drag me out of the place.

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The whispering gallery. My math teacher in high school once brought up the subject of the whispering gallery. A whispering gallery is usually a circular, hemispherical, elliptical or ellipsoidal enclosure, often beneath a dome or a vault, in which whispers can be heard clearly in other parts of the gallery. It’s like modern-day magic!

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Now, you gotta have oysters where Don had his. We came back here the day after.

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Photographers know the way to take a picture here right? There was a bridal shoot going on, the lighting wasn’t good and I didn’t want to subject K to hours of shooting right then and there, so I decided to leave it be and come back another day.

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K digging into our first burger. I can’t count the many burgers we had, but they were all really good. After we got back from New York, we felt such a big craving for burgers. In fact, I think I can eat a burger now!

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This was by far one of the most beautiful views of New York. We arrived at Top of the rock at about 8PM. We witnessed a group of Chinese people fighting, a man proposing to his girlfriend and then, a beautiful sun setting over New York, which made the place practically silent. If you ever are in New York and if you happen to be there with your girlfriend or boyfriend, this is a stop you’ll want to make. Not in the hopes of being proposed to here, but for this amazing view that diminishes your every middle class frustration into minor dislikes.

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We concluded the day with a long walk through the streets of Midtown and arrived ‘home’ at around 11PM. We had only seen so much on our first day but couldn’t wait for the morrow to come.

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