I'll remember this day as the day my mother and sister made me walk the entire length of the island of Manhattan.
|The skating rink on the lower east side of the park|
In mid-town, the smell of some delicious nut-roasting wafted past us, so we decided to try some of the famous roasted chessnuts from a street vendor.
Which is remarkably similar to the grand idea of going to visit the Empire State Building and taking in the views from the observatory... compared to the reality of paying $75 for all of us to actually do so.
After flipping the proverbial bird to the fat cats making a killing off tourism at Empire State, we continued to wander down Fifth Avenue (midtown) through Korea town.
Katz's! My brother-in-law's only stipulation regarding my sister's visit, was that she eat a Reuben sandwich at Katz's.
The Deli was absolutely bustling, and you can tell they're never short of business. They have a unique payment system; you take a ticket at the door, they write your order on the ticket, as you make it, and then you pay as you leave. No hold up by cash registers before getting your food!
While originally known for their salami, the Deli is now very famous for its original Reuben Sandwich with corned beef.
We headed back uptown to meet YBS at the Rockefeller Center, to check out the famous Christmas tree there and all the other festivities.
Afterwards, we met my darling cousin and his girlfriend for dinner back in Korea town. Unfortunately there was a long wait for tables at Mandoo Bar, but we got into Miss Korea straight away.
on the SUBWAY this time.