So sore - our heads are pounding! We're checking out today and heading to a place in Washington Heights to stay with a local via Airbnb. It's cheaper and gives us better ideas on the area and lifestyle.
So, we grab some food form the buffet opposite and head out in a cab to meet John John - a real New Yorker in every sense - super talkative, loud and confident - but he's really helpful, bright and young. We are wrecked so not in sociable moods at all we crash in our curtainless room quickly realising these walls are paper thin and that the people in this apartment block love to shout, everything, even if they're right beside each other it's like a battle - have to see how it goes! But feels authentic! A real New York experience!
We head out around 9pm peckish and find an Irish bar called Le Cheile, it's a 15-minute walk and the butternut squash soup is heavenly! The view here to the George Washington Bridge is sensational it's a really nice part of town, not that where we're staying isn't, it's just a lot more animated.