NYC Recap {Day 4}

Thanks for coming along on our NYC journey with me the past few weeks! It has been fun remembering all the adventures No. 1 Son and I had…and all the wonderful memories we created, we had an incredible time together.

Day 4 was our final day…but we had all day because our plane didn’t leave until late that night.  We headed to Union Square to have breakfast… this clock tower in the Flatiron District…….

clock tower in flatiron district

The unmistakeable Flatiron Building…..

flatiron building

The Flatiron District is home to the NY Film Institute…there goes my heartbeat change, again! 😉

NY Film Academy

Just a few blocks from the Flatiron District is Gramercy…..a wonderful neighborhood.  Gramercy Park is the only private park left in NYC. The residents in this neighborhood pay a yearly fee to have a key to the park.  They are the only ones that can use it……

Gramercy Park gramercy park bench

In Gramercy..right across from the Park is the original home of Mr. Harper…..the publisher that started Harper & Row in the 1800’s……

Harper & Row House

I just love brownstones!

gramercy park south

After exploring Gramercy we headed a few blocks east, over to Chelsea…another wonderful neighborhood….and home to City Stage. {There goes my heart again!}

city stage

Here is Clement C. Moore’s home…the one in which he wrote “Twas the Night Before Christmas….” It is in an area of Chelsea that is now referred to as Millionaire’s Row. If you want to live there….you need to be one! Isn’t it gorgeous?

millionaire's row

Around the corner from Clement C. Moore’s home is Pete’s Tavern….where O. Henry wrote “Gift of the Magi” so very many years ago. He sat at a table by the window and wrote it in one sitting.

pete's tavern

One of my favorite things about Chelsea is Chelsea Market. This building is the former Nabisco factory…and it has been transformed into the most wonderful market that has incredible bakeries, stores, restaurants, and also houses the Food Network…all of their shows are filmed here in Chelsea Market.

chelsea market

Looks fairly tame on the outside, doesn’t it???

chelsea market front

But once inside……wow! Super industrial…they have tucked all of the businesses within these wonderful factory walls so well. Isn’t this light fixture great?

light fixtures in chelsea market

They blasted through walls to make the main hallway….and left the walls as they were blasted…..oh, how I LOVE this!

inside chelsea market

The elevator…out of reclaimed/repurposed factory metal….

chelsea market elevator

The stairway is the entrance to the upstairs studios where Food Network is housed….

food network at chelsea market

A wishing well…..

waterfall in chelsea market

Aren’t these walls wonderful??? I want a wall in my home like this….

wall in chelsea market

After our Chelsea adventures we headed to the subway to take one last walk in Central Park……and ran into an artist that was drawing all the people that stood and waited for the train. He was so talented. He would not take money…said he was just working on his skills. After drawing each person he handed them their portrait.

subway artist

Flower street vendors everywhere…..

flower market in nyc

We enjoyed one last stroll through Central Park East before having to head out to the airport. We were dragging out feet…and didn’t want to leave!

central park east

We already have a list of things we want to do next time!

Have you ever been to NYC? What is your favorite part?

If you have never been and want to plan a trip…feel free to contact me and I will be glad to share with you our favorite places to stay, etc.

Our annual Christmas party is tomorrow night….and I will spend today covered in flour…baking and getting ready. I’ll let you know how it goes…..

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Merry, Merry~



4 thoughts on “NYC Recap {Day 4}

  1. Love your stories of your trip to New York because I’ve learned things that I never knew. Thank you for sharing. Your pictures were awesome!

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