Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday, March 18, Part Two pick up where I left off...

Saturday morning, after our morning tour of Radio City Music Hall, we walked over to Rockefeller Center.  

Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 high-rise commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. risked the family fortune to build the complex. It was then, and remains to this today, the largest private construction project ever undertaken. During the depths of the Great Depression, starting in 1931 Rockefeller employed 40,000 workers.  Well done, rich guy...
It is considered the finest example of all-things-Art Deco.
Home to NBC -- Lilly loved being able to read the big posters.
One of our favorite shows! (if we'd had time, we also could have taken a tour of the NBC studios)
Even the sidewalks are embedded with art...
We went up to the TOP OF THE ROCK..!!
Even though it was a cold, overcast day -- there were spectacular views of the city!
Every year, when we watch them light the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Plaza, Lilly will be able to say Ï was there".
She loved seeing the ice skating rink...
The day kept getting colder...and then, there was some icy rain...but you could not wipe the smile off our faces.
Every step you take -- THERE IS ART. So wonderful, so well done. THANK YOU, JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR.!!
We left Rockefeller Plaza and walked over to St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Wow. Even I think it's tacky to take pictures inside a church...but I am telling you -- IT IS SPECTACULAR. They actually have a sweet little gift shop, and Lilly bought some gifts for her family. Although I think her favorite thing would be the "dog charm" she bought. She's such a made her miss Sophie!!
My plans to see the Central Park part of the city were pretty simple. I thought we'd just get on the City Bus (we have our MTA passes, after all)...BUT, alas, after the blizzard, they were running 30% fewer buses...

So -- hey Grandma Rita -- time for another Plan B!!

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