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Saturday, October 8, 2011

#teamtourist, pt. 3: Manhattan revisited (Midtown area and Central Park)

And then it was Saturday. We wanted to check out Grand Central Station, so we hopped on the train back to Manhattan, and switched over to another line to take us there. The station was huge and beautiful, but we had a long day ahead of us, so we headed outside in the direction of the United Nations headquarters. Britney and Lauren went in for a tour, so Dave and I just hung out outside and found a shaded spot to just chill out for a bit.

Afterwards we headed to Central Park to spend the afternoon. I knew that Central Park was a major tourist location, but I had no idea how huge it really was. It was a really beautiful place; there was so much youth and spirit throughout the area. I think that Central Park may have been my favorite part of the time in NYC. We found a spot in the middle of the park to sit in for a while, and watched a Model UN group play an icebreaker game (which involved a variation of Duck-Duck-Goose costumes, and consuming odd mixtures).

It was getting to be around dinner time, so we started out of the park and decided to have a little bit of fun by visiting a pop culture location: McGee's, which is the bar that MacLaren's in How I Met Your Mother is based off of. Aside from having good food and apartments above the bar, though, there were pretty much no similarities. It was maybe a bit disappointing, but I'm glad we went. And they have an 8 hour happy hour!

Next: Ground Zero, Staten Island, Ft. Wadsworth, and the Empire State Building.


  1. Pat are you still in NYC? I live here now! Hit me up, I know this awesome Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki hole in the East Village!

  2. Adam! No I'm not, I went to NYC last month on a road trip with friends. I'm so jealous though! 日本料理懐かしいよ!