Can a city loose it’s sparkle?
We divided NYC up into upper, central and lower Manhattan. This worked out well for planning our sightseeing and shopping. On the list of things to do were Greenwich Village, Katz’s Deli, 911 Memorial, ride the Staten Island Ferry and walk the Brooklyn Bridge. I also spent the day in Central Park, visited the Frick Collection and shopped on 5th Avenue.
As mentioned previously, we had already looked to see what was happening on the 4th of July and we were looking forward to the Macy’s fireworks. This was the biggest disappointment of the holiday! Not only was there nothing else going on during the day in a city as large as NYC, but one of the fireworks barge didn’t go off and of course this was in front of 42nd street where we were standing. The photo below is all I saw.
NYC is still one of my favourite places and I would recommend anyone to visit. It was lovely to do some of the things that were still on my list to do, but for me it seems to have lost a little of it’s sparkle. SBA thought the same and for two people who love NYC it was a little disappointing. Maybe it was the time of year, it was in the high 80’s/ 90’s most days and so sightseeing was made arduous due to the heat. I think Spring/ Autumn or Winter are better times to visit. Having now seen and done the things on my NYC hit list, I don’t have any plans to come back in the immediate future, but I am sure I will be back one day.