Makes you hungry, no? I was only in NYC overnight to hang out with my Sister-in-law who just moved to the Upper West Side from Boston and I had a very short list of things I HAD to do while visiting...
1. Go to Russ and Daughters for bagels and lox. People who are unfamiliar, Russ and Daughters is quite possibly the best place in all of New York City for smoked fish. Anthony Bourdain, my favorite television personality, names this deli as one of his 13 Places to Eat Before You Die. Best lox EVERRRRRRRRRRR.
2. Head to Zabars to buy some of their amazing coffee to bring home. I also got sidetracked at their fantastic cheese counter and had to sample a few, of course. I fell head over heals for a triple creme named Pierre Robert.
3. Hang out in Central Park. Central Park is probably my second most favorite place (first being the Met) in all of NYC. Gray is now old enough to actually notice his surroundings, so it's fun to bring him there.