When visited: April 2014 Weather: 6C one day, 23C the next
Having left cold wintery Boston, we arrived in wet wet wet and cold cold cold NY…only one word for it…the weather was just vile. Nothing for it but to go shopping and visit the theatre….we managed to get half price tickets at the booth in Times Square for ‘Bridges of Madison County’..not expecting much, the often maligned story was made into a gem of a musical with outstanding singing performances of an easily likeable score. Go see it whether it’s raining or not!
It was a day for using the subway…the jams when using cabs were just unpleasant…
And after two days of torrential shoe soaking rain and cold, our last day in the big apple at last saw the rain stop and the sun finally appear….
we only had an hour at Central Park….so much as we would have preferred to walk…we went with the tricycle ride…expensive though at USD120 for an hour.
We had time to visit the Steinway Gallery in 58th Street…what a wonderful treasure trove of beautiful grand and upright pianos, large and small.
And lunch was at the most famous deli in town..the Carnegie Deli, home of the pastrami sandwich and classic American cheesecake….the walls were plastered with pictures of celebrities and exuded a great NY institution vibe.
Oh,,,and the pastrami was quite nice here although I still think that salt beef sandwiches in the UK at Selfridges Brass Rail restaurant are still superior…
So the final sunny day saved the day for us and it was truly a shirt sleeves day as the temp hit 23C from 6C the day before! NYC always rocks and we enjoyed it