New York Day: The Spotted Pig, Washington Square Park, Flat Iron District, Union Square

Walking through Chinatown to Greenwich village - so NYC to me with the fire escapes

Walking through Chinatown to Greenwich village – so NYC to me with the fire escapes

Day 5 included a delicious lunch at The Spotted Pig, a picnic in Washington Square Park, and a walk through the Flat Iron District and Union Square. As you can see by the photos, we were really lucky with the warm, sunny weather!

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New York City: Bryant Park, New York Public Library, Lombardi Pizzeria, Greenwich Village

Breakfast in Bryant Park

Breakfast in Bryant Park

This was my parents’ last day in New York. We had to part after breakfast, because they had tickets for the afternoon matches at the US Open. So we grabbed breakfast sandwiches from a street vendor to eat in Bryant Park. Afterwards we visited the New York Public Library, then met up with Christine and had lunch at the first pizzeria in America. Day 4 is also the day we transitioned from staying in Midtown with my parents to Chinatown with Christina!

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New York City Day: Central Park, Mood Fabrics, Nintendo World, Cocoron

Breakfast of champions! Cupcakes and iced coffee..yum!

Breakfast of champions! Cupcakes and iced coffee..yum!

My parents didn’t buy tickets for the US Open on Day 3, so we rented bikes and explored Central Park – so much bigger than I thought with a lot of hills! After a quick lunch, we explored a few shops while making our way to Mood Fabrics. After buying new fabric, my parents left to get ready for Wicked while Koen and I went back to Nintendo World and then to Chinatown to have dinner with Christina.

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New York City: Ess-a-bagel, Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, Fashion Avenue/Garment District, The Highline, US Open

Walking through Midtown, on our way to eat real New York bagels

Walking through Midtown, on our way to eat real New York bagels

Day 2 was a busy one! First bagels at Ess-a-bagel, and then exploring Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, Fashion Avenue, the Garment District, the Highline, and then the US Open – my birthday present from my parents!

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New York City: MidTown, Rockefeller Plaza, Burger Joint, Times Square, Magnolia Bakery

Warwick Hotel on 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in Midtown, our home for the first 4 days!

Warwick Hotel on 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in Midtown, our home for the first 4 days!

Koen and I are back from our 14 day vacation in New York City! Day One includes seeing my parents and Christina, the 29th Annual Brazilian Day Festival, that happened to take place right next to our hotel, Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, burgers, and cupcakes!

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