WARNING: Picture overload!
We have done a lot and there are many pictures to share from the last couple of days in NYC so I will get right to it...
Matt and I randomly walked up on a red carpet premiere for a live show that Denzel Washington was hosting! It was so cool!! We were soaked by the end but it was fun to watch all the stars and paparazzi!
Jasmine Guy from the Cosby Show spin off A Different World. Is it me or does she look way older than she should?!
Rachel Ray looked so pretty!
Matt met Michael Spinx who was a boxer who fought Mike Tyson! We got to see some others such as James Gandolfini from Sopranos, Spike Lee, Hill Harper (actor/Obama's good friend) and Natalie Cole to name a few.
After the premiere, we changed clothes and went to a nice restaurant across from our hotel. With our check, the waiter brought this...
A friend from our hometown is a producer for the Huckabee show on Fox and works here in NYC! We got an amazing private tour of The Fox News sets!
This is where you might see people like Shepard Smith sit for the newscast, also you can see the big cube they turn into a huge screen if you ever watch FNC!
This is a huge HD control room! This was such a great cool opportunity and it was probably Matt's very favorite part of our trip!!
Then we went on a double decker city bus tour... It was cold but it was hop on/ hop off so we had fun seeing the NYC sights!
I think I could have spent a week in Macy's!
Flatiron historical building
Famous Brooklyn Bridge.
Beautiful Manhattan Bridge.
Matt at the World Trade Center site.
Chambers Street subway station right across from WTC site
I tried to imagine what it would be like to have been in NYC that horrible day in September. You can't see much since they are still working on the site but it still has a erie feeling when you stand and look at where the most memorable historical event in my life, happened almost 9 years ago!
Forgot to mention that we went to the David Letterman show on Tuesday afternoon as well! We got selected for an audience upgrade so we sat on the 2nd row! It's hard work to be an audience member. You have to laugh and clap like a fool! It was fun for Matt to experience it though!
We started the day off with a NBC studios tour! We got to see SNL stage, NBC sports studio and the Dr. Oz studio! It was so fun but no cameras allowed so that's why there are no pics. Then we headed up to Top of the Rock!
Looking south at Empire State building and the missing World Trade Centers near the end of Manhattan!
Even farther south at the Statue of Liberty!
Looking North at Central Park area!
If you know Matt, you know he is VERY scared of heights! So I was extremely proud of him for going to the top of Rockefeller center! (And yes, I had to buy a new zip up hoodie because it is on dang cold here!)
Random 2 pics of the day...
Only in NYC do you see police on horses!
And cats and dogs sitting next to a busy street, trying to help a homeless man get money! Mom and I are suckers and of course gave him some bc of these precious babies. (Also mom made the homeless man go next door and buy a bottle of water to give them! haha!)
Ok, back to the rest of Wednesday...
We ate lunch in SOHO at Cafe Habana!! I can't even begin to describe how delicious the food was! For sure the best place I have eaten the whole trip!!
Then we moved on to Chinatown...
...where my mother tried to make me walk down into a dungeon to get a foot rub! I said "Heck NO! I will not go down some dark stairs for some crazy man to rub my feet!!!!" So we settled for a street level foot massage store! I have to say, it was an AMAZING 30 minutes!
Chinatown: where I have never felt more out of place in America in my life! :)
Gross fish market on the street. It was so weird feeling like I was literally in China!
Mom and I had fun walking through the streets and shopping! Then the time came when I felt gross and I wanted to be as far away from Chinatown as I could. haha!
So we jumped in a short cab ride to Wall Street..
I was never so glad to be back in "America" and to see this... Tiffany & Co.- (Reminds me of Sweet Home Alabama when Reese gets the whole place to herself to pick out an engagement ring!)
And this... New York Stock Exchange! This part of town was really beautiful with magnificent architecture!
Trinity Church... so pretty!
Fallen Fire Fighters memorial by the WTC site.
Mom and I planned to go to the WTC visitors center and the Memorial Preview Site museum but both were closed by the time we got there! :( But we did get to see this memorial and Ladder 10 that was right across the street from WTC!
We ended our day at Century 21 Department store! I would compare this to a TJMAXX on steroids! It was an awesome store but it officially wore me out being in there!
Matt made it home safely and Romeo is happy to be at his own home sleeping on Momma's side of the bed tonight! I am looking forward to the next two days and I seriously can't wait for the Broadway shows Mom and I are going to see!! I will be sure to blog about each of them and the rest of the week in NYC in the next few days!
WHEW! You made it through the longest post ever! Have a great Thursday!