Before the snow we traveled into Manhattan to visit my college son and make sure the starving artist wasn't starving! Truly, New York City has a pulse that is unidentifiable. You literally feel it beneath your feet as you walk on the street. If you have ever been, you know what I mean. My son loves it! We decided to make use of our time by touring parts of the city. We took a tour of Rockerfeller Center and the NBC studios. You can get a ticket for both tours for $24.95 and it is well worth it! Here is one view of Rockerfeller Center. The flags surrounding the center represent countries from aroundthe world. The flags are in alphabetical order!
The famous Rockerfeller skating rink. Beloveds can rent the rink for $80.00 for 15 minutes so one can ask the other to marry them. Everyone gets off the ice, the man gets down on one knee and the couple, to much applause from spectators, skates around the rink. This occurred while we were there and, oddly, we knew the young couple!
The Rockerfellers incorporated many beautiful pieces of outer building artwork on the Art Deco buildings that surround the center. Originally, they were trying to entice the United Nations to be here instead of its current location on the water nearby.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral, the famous Fifth Avenue church, through the view of Atlas...
The only picture I could get inside the studio...(no cameras allowed!) But visitors are able to visit the Saturday Night Live studio and to when they asked for a volunteer to sit in Brian Williams and try to read the news teleprompter, the English major in me was WAY out of control and raised her hand and waved wildly. My kids wanted to die, but I was chosen and, let me tell you, reading the news off a dumb teleprompter is NOT easy! But I fulfilled a dream no matter how much I embarrassed my children!
Later, we ate at Bubby's, a famous eatery in the rich, hip Tribeca area. It was a favorite spot of JFK, jr.