Our trip to NYC was AMAZING!!! We walked ALL OVER Manhattan and visited many other areas. We got exactly what we went for which was a good feel of the city, insights to raising a family in the city, participating in the round table discussions with Trinity Grace, and having fun! This is a long post with lots of pics but what can I say...it's a big city!!!
Mike's first subway ride :0)
Settling in on our first day and ready to eat!
Beautiful. It amazes me that there are these buildings and churches with amazing architecture just stuck right in the middle of everything.
Empire State Building. We had some meetings in here.
The first couple of nights, we stayed in Harlem in an apartment. We wanted to see what apartment life was like in the city. This particular apartment was right across the street from Central Park which was nice.
On the first night, we visited one of the missional communities in the upper East side of Manhattan. This is were they meet...right in the middle of a neighborhood there was this door, and you walk into this super old church...pretty awesome!
It was very cold and rainy for most of the trip but that didn't stop us from much!
We learned how to navigate through the subways and did surprisingly well...except for maybe that one time when we went all the way to Coney Island at midnight and then had to turn around and then get a taxi b/c they shut the subs down...oops :0) Anywho...there was also the closest thing to Michael Jackson I've ever seen and I have to say...my heart skipped a couple beats ;)
After we got a good feel of New York apartment life, we headed on down to our sweet hotel on Times Square! I took this picture from our window...can you believe it?
On the third day, we took a good look at Chelsea in Manhattan. It is the arts district and ti was so beautiful. These pictures are literally on top of buildings. The statue of liberty could also be seen from where we were. It was like a park in the sky...
Yep that's right...wooden lounge chairs that roll along a railroad track. On pretty days, people just come up here to read, lounge, and play.
We loved the Chelsea area because it had a good mix of homey feeling and city feeling.
After working up quite the appetite walking through Chelsea, we stopped at this quaint little cupcake shop...worth every calorie!
The next day we had a lot of meetings but managed to squeeze in a little trip to Serendipity. Next time I actually want to make reservations and eat! Nonetheless, I managed to spend a pretty good chunk of money just visiting :0)
We also visited Brooklyn and loved that part as well. It was a seemed like a great place to raise a family! This night, we went out to Public Assembly in Brooklyn for a concert...good times! We went to see Zack Williams. He is the worship leader for Trinity Grace Brooklyn and he writes amazing music...you can find him on Itunes if you wish!