Rested and feeling better, Ashley and I hit the street for a day of walking & architectural exploration. Our first stop was the Empire State Building. Via Park Ave, we made our way toward the Chrysler Building. On the sidewalks of major buildings and stores everywhere, workers were busy laying down rock salt; a large snow storm was scheduled to hit in the afternoon.
Next up was Grand Central Station, and then the New York Public LIbrary. We spent most of our time at these two venues. I especially loved the Lego version of their iconic statue.
When we left the library, a light snowfall had begun. Undeterred, we walked to Rockefeller Center for more sightseeing. As we arrived, the snow become to come down in large wet flakes. Very much different to dry and powdery Salt Lake snow, these flakes would instantly melt and drench you. We watched a man propose to his girl on the ice rink, and then headed into the NBC store. I bought a ‘More Cowbell’ shirt for Ashley, and the two of us headed back out with plans to see the Lego Store. The line was around the back of the building to get in, so we left to avoid waiting in the snow. Falling heavier and faster, we decided to head back to the hotel – stopping only to grab lunch and a deliciously hot coffee from Tim Hortons.