Easter in NYC: Part 1 – Manhattan
Over Easter weekend, L and I met up in New York City for a long weekend. Of course the time was too short, but we did manage to fit a lot into two and a half days. Here are some of the highlights from day one, in Manhattan.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art– We had already seen the Egyptian exhibits during a previous visit, so this time we spent most of our time in the Islamic art area and saw The Steins Collect exhibit.
- Central Park – Of course. It was a gorgeous day to walk around, sit in the sun, and people watch.
- Chelsea Market and High Line Park– We picked up some coffee and macaroons and headed over to High Line Park, one of our favorite spots. The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.
- Eataly – Talk about excess. This place was absolutely over the top. It’s essentially a massive warehouse sized store in the Flatiron District with rows and rows of every imaginable Italian product: wine, cheese, chocolate, olives, pasta, and produce. There are several restaurants inside, each with their own menu. The food was good, but I’m pretty sure I had the most amazing espresso of my life.