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Coast to Coast (129) - From Fifth Avenue to South Street Seaport in New York

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The Apple Apple in Manhattan in New York

The end of our approach is approaching coast to coast travel through the United States and Canada, and today we have a new day in New York.

After breakfast at our already appreciated Bread Factory, we took the subway to the closest stop to the Dakota building. We repeat, although this time with more calm and less emotions than the other day, the journey of John Lennon.

So, we were sitting in that sad place for a while Central park where is the famous mosaic that puts Imagine, and what is known as Strawberry fields.

We crossed Central Park across the street, touring corners that we had not visited on our first visit to the park. We passed the pond where there are kids with motor boats or sailing with remote controls ... There were quite a few people resting on the grass, we skirted the Zoo that is also in Central Park and we went back to the 5th Avenue.


Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York

There we walked through the area and we could see horse-drawn carriages for sightseeing tours; he Plaza Hotel, the fantastic Apple store where we go to see the latest news; the Trump Tower where we enter to see the building inside and look at the windows of the shops inside, all luxury, all very expensive.

Following the 5th Avenue we stand in front of Tiffanys, and later we saw St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral. All surrounded by a skyline of huge skyscrapers.

From there we took the subway to the Sea port.


Pier 17 Pier in New York

South street seaport it is a historical and tourist area of ​​the New York City, located in the southeast of Manhattan, very close to the Brooklyn bridge, and adjacent to the financial district of Wall street, although it is a very differentiated neighborhood.

There are commercial buildings from the beginning of the 19th century, a fish market and commercial galleries with shops, restaurants and bars. Large sailboats are moored along this port area, as well as a museum ship. From the pier you have excellent views over the Brooklyn Bridge.

We ate at an English pub in the Sea port, where there was another bacon with funny plastic palm trees and an area of ​​sand that emulated a Caribbean beach.

After a walk in the area admiring the boats, shops and various street shows, we walked towards Wall street for about half an hour to take the subway and head back to the hotel.


Viewpoint on a New York pier

At the hotel we rested for a while and decided to go to dinner at our Hindu restaurant, but first we approached to see theFuller building orFlatiron building, as is best known.

It is a century-old skyscraper located in Manhattan that became one of the tallest buildings in New York when its construction was completed in 1902. It received its official name from George A. Fuller, founder of the construction company that financed the work and had died in 1900. The Flatiron it is located in a triangular block, limited to the south by the22nd Streetwest to the Fifth Avenue and east byBroadway.

These last two streets converge in front of the building with the23rd Street, at the height ofMadison Square. The surrounding neighborhood is called flatiron district in his honor. The most remarkable feature, apart from its architectural virtues, is that, to adapt to the terrain and the design of the streets, the building ends up forming a really narrow corner and almost pointed end.

We walked through that neighborhood that seemed very complete and ended up having dinner at the Indian restaurant “Curry in a Hurry" Take a name!

This either ends and we are a little depres. This feeling of tourists, after sixty-odd days, creates a habit and saddens us a little, but in good weather a good face and that we take away the dance.

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