NYC, how I love thee!

It baffles me sometimes when I walk past a monument in NYC that has always been there but I just never noticed until that day. I am then reminded that I live in such a wonderful city that I took for granted while growing up. We just don't realize how much there is to see and visit here because we figure "eh, I live here so I can visit this anytime I want" but in reality, we never make the time.

Growing up I have lived in so many different places, visited different cities and always wound up back in NY. Here is just a jist of what I mean: My parents lived in NYC when they met and married. When my mom found out she was pregnant with me, they moved to NJ. I was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1973. We then moved to Inglewood, CA where my mom had my brother in 1976. From Cali we moved to Connecticut, from Connecticut we moved to Miami, from Miami we moved to NYC (Washington Heights), then we moved to Jackson Heights, NY, then back to Washington Heights where we finally settled. I was 8yrs old. When I was 21 I moved back to Miami only to end up back in NYC less than 2 yrs later. I am starting to realize that NYC is where I will stay and I am totally happy with that.

Anyways, the whole reason for my post is not to bore you with where I have lived and why but to share with you all about how much I appreciate this great City. "J" and I try our best to schedule "Date Day" at least once a month and usually he is the one that plans it. I decided I wanted to plan out our first "Date Day" of the new year and so I did. Neither one of us have ever visited the Top of The Rock, in fact we never heard of it until this year. Its always been there but we never knew about it. We kept hearing from friends how the view was amazing and that it was a better view of the city than the Empire State Building. So of course, we began our date with a visit to Top of the Rock.

How breath taking is this? Central Park looks like a playground from up here:


How about this view? Its Gotham City people!! LOL!


Here is a pic I took on the way out:


After taking this all in, we headed to dinner at El Cantinero. Delicious Mexican food in the Union Square area. Once we re-fueled, we made our way to the Daryl Roth Theatre to catch the show Fuerza Bruta. (Side note: I apologize for not having pics of the restaurant or the show, my battery had died and I left my back up battery at home) Be sure to check out the link to Fuerza Bruta, its a must see show for sure!! To wind things down, we decided to hit up Max Brenner's for some much needed hot chocolate and desert!

On the way home, we talked about how much fun we had and we decided to make it a point to add a visit to a place in the city that we've never seen before on all our future dates. Its our way of getting to know this great city and appreciating it for all it's beauty! Thank you NY for always being there, we love you! And like the song says "If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere, its up to you, New York New York!!




Mali Langton said...

This pic is awesome!! You guys look great!

Lauren J. Rivera said...

You handed your camera off to a stranger? Gasp! lol Kidding! Love these babe. NYC is such a great landscape.

Stacey said...

These are fab!! My step-son lives in Brooklyn and his condo overlooks mid-town - we love to visit! :)

Leslie said...

Great photos!

CapturedbyTrisha said...

Love the shot of RCMH! The processing is perfect!

Malisa said...

Great shots!! Love the 2nd skyline pic the best!!

Kim K. said...

Looks like a fun trip! Love "the corner deli" shot!

Kelly (kkklatt) said...

very cool-love the different angles and crops.

Becca said...

Oh my gosh, looks like a blast! I'm super jealous:)

JennerRose Photography said...

jealous! I want to go! great images!!

Kelsey said...

I must go to NY! Love these!

Sari Underwood Photography said...

These shots make me want to go back to NYC again. I've only been once but would love to go again!