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June 30 - July 5, 2010: New York City Trip!

We arrived on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 30, 2010, and took a taxi to 70 Park Avenue Hotel -- our home for this visit.

Under increasingly hot temperatures -- getting to nearly 100F by Monday -- we spent a fair bit of time walking to and through Central Park and the myriad musuems located nearby. We also made extensive use of the MTA New York City Transit (aka, the "subway").

We visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, American Museum of Natural History, The Cloisters, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (to watch the Fourth of July fireworks display on the Hudson River), and The Museum of Modern Art. The Picasso and Impressionist collections were spectacular (The Met and MoMA) and The Frick was especially peaceful.

See video of Fourth of July Fireworks on the Hudson River, New York City, 2010.

We enjoyed fantastic meals at Rosa Mexicano, Cafe Boulud, Eleven Madison Park, Sarabeth's West, Babbo Restaurant, L'Atelier du Joel Robuchon, Cask Bar + Kitchen, Lupa Restaurant, and Nobu New York.
Sarabeth's West was great for breakfast (Ben ate there twice), Cafe Boulud and Lupa were simply delightful for lunch, and we had our best dinners at Eleven Madison Park and Babbo.

The heat was stifling, but (the natives told us) the humidity was relatively low compared to what is typical for the summer in NYC. It was very crowded on the streets and in the parks, but there was certainly a lot of energy!

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Wed Jun-30 SEA->ORD->LGA, 70 Park Avenue, Rosa Mexicano
Thu Jul-01 Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cafe Boulud, Eleven Madison Park
Fri Jul-02 Sarabeth's West, Frick Collection, Babbo
Sat Jul-03 American Museum of Natural History, The Cloisters, L'Atelier du Joel Robuchon
Sun Jul-04 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cask Bar + Kitchen, USS Intrepid fireworks viewing
Mon Jul-05 Sarabeth's West, Lupa Restaurant, Museum of Modern Art, Nobu New York
Tue Jul-06 LGA->ORD->SEA

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