visiting the Financial District and going Uptown in NYC

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walking in Rockefeller Plaza

We were staying in Queens and left it in order to go to Manhattan around 9:30am. Why didn't we do that earlier? Because it's crazy doing it during the rush hour.

Everybody is going to their works, so the subway is completely overcrowded!

The idea was visiting Manhattan first and seeing all the famous buildings over there. All the buildings you see at TV and in the movies.

 

We started visiting Midtown where you can find many of NYC’s top attractions, like the Rockefeller Center with Radio City Music Hall and Top of the Rock Observation Deck. We just kept on walking in the Rockefeller Plaza and stayed in the area. I was enjoying the view of the buildings and busy streets.

hahaha, Mickey is present too, hahaha
Then we went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This Church is so beautiful!

I was really amazed it was just in the middle of the buildings. Here in Peru, the churches are usually located in a square or in the front of a park. So, finding one next to the buildings was really something. We were walking through the 5th Ave. and I could find all the fancy stores, such as Cartier, Luis Vuitton, Tiffany, etc.

We also passed in front of the Disney’s Store and I had to go inside, hahaha.

 

I was thinking that maybe just the Cathedral, was the only church in the middle of the buildings, but we found St. Bartholome’s Church and another one in the same situation. Nice!

 

Then we kept on walking and arrived to the Trumph Tower.

Relaxing in Central Park
You can visit it and it was funny I could listen the classic: “You’re fired!” hahaha

It was a nice building with fancy offices.

 

After having being walking in Manhattan we decided to go to Central Park, while we were trying to figure it out what to do next. Because we needed more time to visit Central Park properly. It’s huge! It’s so nice finding a big park in the middle of a big city. I heard that NYC is already the greenest large city in the States :).

There are so many things to do here, that we didn’t know where to start.  We took it easy and thought about what part of the city to visit now.

 

It was time to visit Staten Island. We took the metro and went to the South Street Seaport and took the ferry to Staten and see the LADY! This ferry was free, so it was even better ;).

Battery Park - Hitch?

We were in Lower Manhattan, enjoying of the incredible views of NY Harbor, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. We took the ferry and then walked through the Financial District and visited the Battery Park (Do you remember the film Hitch and the bull? Well, you can find it at Battery Park – but there are always a lot of people wanting to take a picture with it and I was one of them, hahaha), Wall Street, World Trade Center site. Here we found the City Hall, St. Paul’s Chapel, Federal Hall and of course the NY Stock Exchange.

 

After that just we kept on walking a little north and arrived to a really fashionable neighborhood: TriBeCa, famous because of the film festival. Then we went back to Uptown (Central Park). I just loved the Central Park. It was the perfect place to relax after having walking the whole day or just to rest.

 

It was getting late and we went back to Queens, where our friends were waiting for us. While we were there, we visited Astoria in a Greek neighborhood ;)

 

It was a long day. We needed to rest and recharge batteries for the next day ;)

 

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walking in Rockefeller Plaza
walking in Rockefeller Plaza
hahaha, Mickey is present too, hah…
hahaha, Mickey is present too, ha…
Relaxing in Central Park
Relaxing in Central Park
Battery Park - Hitch?
Battery Park - Hitch?
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Rockefeller Plaza, I was looking …
The Rockefeller Plaza, always with…
The Rockefeller Plaza, always wit…
The Rockefeller Building
The Rockefeller Building
Rockefeller Center main entrance
Rockefeller Center main entrance
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Plaza
Rockefeller Plaza
always a lot of people walking
always a lot of people walking
cool buildings
cool buildings
walking in 5th Ave.
walking in 5th Ave.
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stairs at St. Patrick's - always …
just taking a rest
just taking a rest
St. Patricks Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patricks Cathedral in the mid…
St. Patrick's Cathedral in the mi…
beautiful altar
beautiful altar
one of the altars in the Cathedral
one of the altars in the Cathedral
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Main Altar in St. Patrick's Cathe…
inside the Cathedral
inside the Cathedral
well integrated to the city
well integrated to the city
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view from the Cathedral from the …
fancy Cartier in 5th Ave.
fancy Cartier in 5th Ave.
Louis Vuitton at 5th Ave, really f…
Louis Vuitton at 5th Ave, really …
time for a souvenir???
time for a souvenir???
GAP Store, you see this building a…
GAP Store, you see this building …
St. Bartholomes Church
St. Bartholome's Church
Manhattans buildings
Manhattan's buildings
The Crown Building
The Crown Building
Apple
Apple
traffic in Manhattan
traffic in Manhattan
another church in the middle of th…
another church in the middle of t…
The Trump Tower, is Donald there?
The Trump Tower, is Donald there?
nice, very nice
nice, very nice
beautiful hall of the Trump Tower
beautiful hall of the Trump Tower
nice view
nice view
walking in Uptown
walking in Uptown
arriving to Central Park
arriving to Central Park
arriving to Central Park
arriving to Central Park
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view of the Theater District from…
The Pond in Central Park
The Pond in Central Park
crossing a bridge in Central Park
crossing a bridge in Central Park
nice view in Central Park
nice view in Central Park
peaceful Central Park
peaceful Central Park
Subway station at Central Park
Subway station at Central Park
arriving to South Street Seaport
arriving to South Street Seaport
crossing to catch the ferry
crossing to catch the ferry
the Seaport
the Seaport
Seaport
Seaport
Brooklyn Bridge from Financial Dis…
Brooklyn Bridge from Financial Di…
at the ferry
at the ferry
NYC
NYC
in the Ferry - background Manhattan
in the Ferry - background Manhattan
Manhattans Island
Manhattan's Island
view of the Financial District fro…
view of the Financial District fr…
in the Hudson River arriving to Ma…
in the Hudson River arriving to M…
Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan from the Hudson River
Manhattan from the Hudson River
The Hudson River...
The Hudson River...
going to Staten Island
going to Staten Island
buildings in the Financial District
buildings in the Financial District
Financial District
Financial District
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The "Zona 0"
Financial Center
Financial Center
Financial Districts buildings
Financial District's buildings
Buildings in the Financial District
Buildings in the Financial District
busy Financial District
busy Financial District
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