United States
Peretz Square

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.
Travelers at this place
    • Day 2

      NYC never disapponts

      February 5, 2023 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

      After walking around the city last night just taking in the atmosphere and buying our little man some souvenirs, we thought, since we couldn’t feel our faces from the cold, it was time to head back to our room for a long hot bubble bath (well for me note Dave as he doesn’t do baths), watch some tv to wind down before turning in for the night. It was about 10.30pm.

      Well we both fell asleep straight away and I woke up what I thought was hours later only to find it was 10.40pm, a whole 10 minutes of sleep. I lay there awake just trying to go back to sleep and before I knew it, it was 2.00am and I was still wide awake. I sat up for a while longer and by 3.30am I was asleep only to be woken up by the clock alarm, set by the previous people in the room, going off at 4.00am. Dave slept through all of this. A quick turn off of this alarm and then our phone alarm set for 7.30am was going off. I reset it for 8.30am and we both woke up refreshed.

      We got ready and packed up all our things and headed out the door about 10.00am. We dropped our luggage off at the baggage locker at the hotel before setting off for an hour’s walk to Katz’s delicatessen for a pastrami on rye. Well the walk turned out to be a lot longer as I stopped for many photo opportunities.

      The pastrami on rye did not disappoint. As I can’t have gluten, I had half the sandwich but only the meat and Dave the other half. He reckons he could have eaten the whole sandwich himself but I beg to differ as it was huge. It would have had to have been the yummiest, most tender pastrami I have ever eaten. Another thing Dave and I will crave for when we get back to Australia.

      After we left Katz’s, we decided to just wander this amazing city. We kept Empire State in view and just walked and walked and walked. First we headed over to the Hudson River and stumbled upon Little Island, a floating park in the Hudson River, which wasn’t built last time we were in NYC. Beautiful views of Hoboken, New Jersey, Statue of Liberty way out in the distance and the financial district of NYC.

      After exploring Little Island, we continued to walk until we found some stairs to make our way up to the Highline. We walked quite a distance of the Highline before seeing a game of Lacrosse. We headed down to watch it more closely before continuing on our wandering around the city. We grabbed a hot chocolate and coffee from Starbucks, found a souvenir shop and bought some hoodies for Tommy, a CVS pharmacy for some water and some more cars/trucks for Tommy. We walked nearly 12 kms from 10.00am to 2.30pm which is so easy to do in NYC. Each time we are in the city, Dave and I say to each other that we would love the chance to live here if only for a little while.

      It was now time to head back to the hotel, collect our bags and head to Moynihan Train Hall to get the train to Cathy and Michael’s place in upstate New York. Moynihan Train Hall is close to our hotel so it was a very short walk.

      The train passes through such beautiful countryside and takes about 2.5 hours.
      It was also so nice to have so much leg room after being cramped in the plane the previous day. The time in the train went so quickly as we arrived in what seemed like no time at all. Cathy and Michael were there waiting for us.

      We have spent the night catching up with lots of talking and laughing. Then it was time for bed ready for another amazing day tomorrow.
      Read more

    • Day 19

      Katz Delikatessen (NYC)

      August 16, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

      Von Brooklyn aus geht es dann via Subway wieder zurück nach Manhattan, genauer gesagt zum Abendessen zu Katz Delikatessen. Diese Sandwichbar ist einfach Kult. Die Sandwiches sind zwar nicht gerade günstig, aber der Besuch hier ist ein echtes Erlebnis. Man hat die Option am Tisch bedient zu werden, oder sich selbst am Tresen anzustellen und dem „Cutter“ dabei zuzusehen wie er das Fleisch (Pastrami) vor den eigenen Augen zerteilt und das Sandwich belegt. (Ich würde mich beim Erstbesuch auf jeden Fall für den Tresen entscheiden).
      Wir teilen uns ein Pastramisandwich und ein Reuben mit Pastrami (anstelle von Corned Beef)
      🤤 einfach verdammt lecker, obwohl es eher unscheinbar ausschaut... (vorallem das Reuben)
      Read more

    • Day 1

      Anreise nach New York über Paris

      September 30, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      Als große Amerika Fans müssen wir mindestens einmal pro Jahr in den USA sein. So war es auch in diesem Jahr. Den Jahresurlaub haben wir erstmalig mit dem Oldtimer im verregneten Österreich verbracht, aber nun geht es für eine Woche nach New York City.

      Am USA Urlaub ist die lange Anreise und Abreise leider immer sehr nervig. Zum Glück hat alles gut geklappt. Wir haben ein schönes Hotel in Manhattan gebucht und freuen uns auf eine Woche Sightseeing und Shopping. Das Hotel hat eine sehr gute Lage alle interessanten Spots sind mit der Metro gut erreichbar.
      Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Peretz Square

    Join us:

    FindPenguins for iOSFindPenguins for Android