Lobby of the Kimberly Hotel.
First stop after dropping our bags at the hotel was Blockheads for some burritos!
Since this was my first time at Blockheads I had to try out the Mexican Bulldog. It's a frozen margarita with a shot of tequila on top and an upside down Corona dropped through the middle.
After lunch we headed up 50th toward Rockefeller Center. About a block away from the hotel I found my first ConEd work site!
Once we got to Rockefeller Center, we got our tickets for the observation deck and headed up. Looking north to Central Park from the top of the Rockefeller Center.
Looking north toward Central Park from the Rock.
Looking north east from the Rock... Citigroup building is just left of center.
Taking a picture at the top of the Rock.
Looking south from the Rock toward the Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty is visible (albeit as little more than a dot) to the right of the Empire State Building.
Looking south from the Rock toward the Empire State Building.
If you look really close... you can see the Statue of Liberty!
Looking south west to the Williamsburg Bridge from the Rock.
After coming back down from the observation deck we walked around the rest of Rockefeller Center. There was a cranberry bog setup on the east side of the building.
Statue of Prometheus above the Rockefeller Center skating rink.
Time to head back to the Hotel to meet up with some family that came in on a later flight. On the way back I noticed some Pigeons on the St. Bartholomew's Church sign.
Peddling a BicyTaxi around midtown has helped Elvis loose the pounds!
Decided to take a trip down to Brooklyn Bridge Park. We wound up walking across the bridge to get to the park. Looking back into Manhattan from the walkway at the base of the Manhattan side tower.
Manhattan side tower.
Brooklyn side tower.
Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Friday's weather was pretty crappy. Flat gray sky with intermittent rain. Made for lousy picture taking. We saw tons of stuff, but only got the camera out for a few pics. This one should be obvious!
The Flatiron building in the sucky Friday morning weather.
By Friday afternoon the weather started to get better for picture taking. I decided to head back out and head towards UN headquarters. A parking garage along the way.
Businesses and apartments on 49th street on the way to the UN.
Sphere Within a Sphere sculpture outside the United Nations headquarters.
After the UN it was back to the Hotel before heading out to dinner with the family. Street corner fruit stand along the way.
First priority on Saturday morning was to get down to Times Square for souvenirs for some folks back home. There wasn't much going on in Times Square at 8 A.M.
Times Square on a Saturday morning.
Random midtown buildings. 45th and 3rd - I think.
57 Chevy parked in one of the staging areas for the Columbus Day Parade.
A police officer getting ready for the parade.
Getting ready for the parade.
Christopher Columbus himself!
Doing a little last minute rigging.
Bags for sale!
Meat market window along 9th Ave, just north of B&H.
Halal food truck across the street from Madison Square Garden.
Attaching pre-fab concrete blocks to a crane hoist.
Running a jackhammer.
Uh, no thank you.