© 2018 by Meredith Kestel

#100in168 Day Four

January 21, 2017

Alrighty, I'm gonna make this one short because of the national events today, this little blog should be the least of your worries. Or, a short little escape. 


Spot 46: Roosevelt Island Tram


I loved this short little ride over to Roosevelt Island. It offered new views of the city and Roosevelt Island was a nice little escape from the whirring city. The worst part was the crowd waiting to get on the tram, but worth it.



Spot 47: Roosevelt Smallpox Hospital


A short walk down from the tram is this hospital that sits in ruins. A very chilling scene, maybe because of the cloudy day, but a very interesting sight to see sitting in front of a thriving Manhattan. 



Spot 48: Four Freedoms Park


An ode to the man the island is named after this beautiful park and monument was holds beautiful sights  and for a short few minutes, for the first time since coming here I was alone and got to take the view of the city in piece by piece. 



Spot 49: Grand Central Station


This American staple was a sight to be seen, buzzing with afternoon traffic. Trains leaving, trains arriving. Make your way there to really get a feel for the city. 



Spot 50: Pershing Square


To be honest I'm not sure why this is on the list, but alas here we are. 



Spot 51: Central Cafe


Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis went on a date here in a movie. They weren't still there to my dismay. Pro: I had the best salad of my life here. Con: I broke a glass trying to move it out of the way. Classic Meredith. 



Spot 52: New York Public Library


I could get lost both in the books and the halls here all day.



Spot 53: Bryant Park


Just past the NYPL is a small park with beautiful trees and an ice skating rink in a winter village. A little piece of wonderland. 



Spot 54: Times Square


You knew it was coming. For being called Times Square there weren't a lot of things that told you the time. 



Spot 55: Carlos Bake Shop


Ya okay, hold up here. When I go to these food places I always ask what is the most special thing to order. Here they suggest the cannoli or the lobster tail. I went with the lobster tail, the closest thing to seafood I will ever eat. It was the most delicious thing I have tasted in my entire life. Crunchy on the outside, gooey and perfect on the inside. Dreams came true in that moment. 



Spot 56: TonyBee Tiles


These tiles are placed in various cities around the world, not marked, nonsensical. I almost walked across it without noticing it but I'm glad I did. 



Spot 57: Madison Square Garden


So many greats have been to this location, then theres Billy Joel. Jk, he's great. 



Spot 58: Empire State Building


"Now you're in New Yoooooork"



Spot 59: Blank Slate


Coffee is my thing okay? I have to try out as many as I can while I'm here, it is my job. Plus they had etch a sketches to play on.



Spot 60: Thursday Kitchen


After 13 miles I decided to do one of the things I was looking forward to. Adult capri sun, complete with an LED light. Best thing ever, plus it was accompanied by the best pork belly taco I've ever had. 



Alright, four days down, three to go. On the home strech here folks!


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