Day three could not be any different from day two! By lunchtime we had done more than the entire time we had been here and we had walked our cotton socks off!
After packing up, checking out and leaving our luggage with concierge we went and got breakfast. My word, the Americans know how to fill a plate! My omelette was folded in half and if it wasn't it would have filled an entire dinner plate! And of course you don't just get an omelette, you get a mound of potatoes as well.
Then we took a walk down to Madison Square Garden and had a look around. There wasn't much to see apart from all the posters of people who had performed there is the past so naturally I drooled over Dave Grohl! :)
We then walked over to Grand Central and took in the dizzying building of Empire State. We passed climbing up it as several birdies told us to do this first thing to avoid the crowds so we have saved that til another day. We went into Grand Central which was beautiful and makes St Pancras look old. It's very clean, with marble everywhere, and complete with Michael Jordan's steak restaurant.
After a sneaky one in TGI Friday's (sorry Nat) we headed back to the hotel to pick up our stuff and head to the new hostel. A ride on the subway proved all underground stations are boiling but of course the subway trains have air con - delish!
I nearly cried when we checked into our hostel and was relieved I didn't have a uv light with me to show up the stains on the bedding! Thankfully the bathroom was clean and the room was secure so we vowed to spend every minute possible exploring and as little time there. What was more upsetting was our lovely clean swanky hotel 30 seconds from Times Square was only £10 more than the hostel - lesson to be learned - hostels in NYC are expensive, hotels can be resonable!
Back out and across Central Park and we discovered the reservoir begging you to take a dip but high wired fences prohibit you from doing so. And in the background across the reservoir you see downtown NY filled with skyscrapers, an amazing view!
We checked out the Guggenheim (note to self, check opening times before you hike halfway across the city!) and wandered down 30 blocks to find Bloomingdales and Barneys (had a look in Macy's earlier whilst at MSG) and then we entered the best shop in NYC! Thanks to my gorgeous best friend we were told to go to Dylan's Sweet Shop and it was AMAZING!!!! The floors are made of sweets as are the cafe tables. Every type of sweet is waiting for you to find including chocolate frogs from Hogwarts and Wonka Bars :) For 1$ they had a chocolate fountain and your choice of food to dip. I highly reccommend rice crispy squares - yummy!!
We then walked (or stumbled by this point) back to Times Square and managed to get tickets for West Side Story. The setas were brilliant but the sound wasn't so good. Still I had a good time and Dan filled me in along the way. The show finished at 10:30pm and when we went out onto Times Square it was busier than we've ever seen it. We sat around and soaked up the atmosphere. NYC is an amazing place!
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Love Elles xx