Arrived Thursday afternoon, checked into The Edition at Madison Square Park. Met up with a friend dating back to nursery school, grabbed a cocktail and great photo op at 230 5th before dinner at Ilili, which was good. Had a nightcap at Old Town Bar before calling it an evening.
On Friday walked all the way from my hotel to another friend’s apartment in Battery Park with an obligatory stop along the way at Washington Square Park.It was a hot day but I walked in the shade when I could. Grabbed lunch at Odeon in Tribeca (burger was nothing special) before heading on to a short ferry ride to Governors Island. Great views of Lower Manhattan and The Statue of Liberty. Had a couple of cocktails waiting out an afternoon downpour. Tired from a long day I had dinner at Eataly, which was OK.
Saturday morning had some danish at Ole & Steen, hit the nearby Equinox for a workout, brunch at Sarabeth’s and picked up a new Yankee tshirt….decided I was not going to try and pay $500 minimum to see Springsteen and, instead, snagged a last minute seat at the bar at Misi in Williamsburg. Great meal followed by a walk through Domino Park that gave me wonderful photo ops of the Manhattan skyline. I really liked the Kent Avenue area and will definitely be staying here (William Vale?) on my next visit.
2020 was the first time in my life I had not spent any time in NY; hopefully the only time that happens.