The lawn at Bryant Park looked so inviting I wanted to run across it barefoot. Alas, it was cordoned off - probably for that exact reason.
Bryant Park: The avenue of London Plane trees, along the western flank of the New York Public Library, was gorgeous. The pavement detail was exquisite.
Bryant Park: The little foldaway seats were especially cute. How amazing that they never get stolen.
The black granite building with gold terracotta detail is the swanky Bryant Park Hotel overlooking Bryant Park.
The Grace Building which faces Bryant Park.
Central Park West, with the Dakota Building in the background.
The Germanic-looking Dakota Building, built in 1880, is on the corner of 72nd street and Central Park West.
Ex-Beatle John Lennon lived in this building. He was assissinated on the doorstep by a crazed fan, Mark David Chapman, on 8 December 1980 as he returned home from a days' recording.
Horse and carriages along Central Park South.
Central Park. The arched bridges allow wheeled traffic (horse and carriages) to cross the park without intefering with pedestrians.
The buildings along Central Park South, taken from Central Park
The fairground in the southern section of Central Park was closed
I'm not sure what this building is, although I suspect it may be Baruch Chess & Checkers House.
The buildings along Central Park West, taken from Central Park
The meandering path that follows The Pond in Central Park
The Pond, in the south-eastern corner of Central Park.
The trees, mainly locusts, were lovely and leafy and green
The water in The Pond was an amazing hue of green. It reminded me of the water in the canals of Venice, Italy.
Another bridge that separates road traffic from pedestrian traffic in Central Park.
A path near the Heckscher Softball Fields.
Rocks, rocks, rocks. They were everywhere in Central Park. Apparently they were all artfully placed by the park's designers from rock already existing on the land.
The tulips created an incredible rainbow of colour carpeting great swathes of lawn in Central Park.
Time Warner Towers from The Pond
Time Warner Towers, opened in February 2004
The Time Warner building is on Columbus Circle
The Time Warner building
Inside Grand Central Station
The concourse is vast and the light coming in through the 75-foot high arched windows is golden and diffuse
The ticket booth in the centre of the concourse.
There are two grand staircases at either end of the concourse.
The building is nine storeys high - just look at all that space.
Grand Central Market
Possibly the biggest spoon I've ever seen
. . . and the biggest fork!
The magnificent 1930 Art Deco Chrysler Building with its beautiful stainless steel spire
The entrance to the Chrysler Building
The New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street
Wall Street, looking towards Trinity Church
Just in case you didn't know which country you were in
Not that you can really see here, but the building was guarded by a throng of very heavily armed police officers
Statue of George Washington on Wall Street
A New York institution: the bagel!
I've never seen so much iron and concrete and rust in my life. This is the Brooklyn Bridge onramp
The Bridge Cafe, near Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge, which spans the East River, was built in 1883.