First Day of Spring in NYC

Hi friends, welcome back! It’s officially spring, and the NYC weather did not disappoint this weekend. Jon and I originally planned on taking the subway uptown so he could get his suit for the wedding fitted and I could run into my office, but the beautiful weather encouraged us to continue venturing out and have an incredible first day of spring!

Jon and I took the subway to Grand Central and it was quite empty, but that is pretty typical for the weekend. I was a little nervous to ride the subway after not riding for so long, but it honestly felt like any other day. We walked through Grand Central Terminal on our way to the tux rental and it was noticeably quiet.

Mid-town is typically pretty quiet one the weekends, so we didn’t see many people while we ran our errands. Afterwards, we walked over to Rockefeller Center so I could get some pictures, but it was closed for construction.

St. Patricks Cathedral is across the street from my office, but I still need to go inside one day!

I was so happy to be outside on this beautiful, sunny day, so we decided to head north to Central Park. It felt like any typical weekend day we used to have before the pandemic.

We walked through the southern part of the park and it made me incredibly happy to see everyone out and about. Kids were playing kickball, ice skating, climbing the rocks, and running about. People were having socially distanced picnics and there were dogs everywhere. If it wasn’t for the masks, you’d think it was a typical spring Saturday and I had a big smile under my mask!

All this extra walking gave us an appetite, so we headed back downtown to get – you guessed it – ice cream! Big Gay Ice Cream has been closed since March 2020 and I was so excited they reopened the Seaport Location last week! I’m a creature of habit so I ordered a twist in a cone with some dulce de leche sauce and rainbow sprinkles. Jon opted for the same but with Oreos.

It didn’t taste as good as I remembered, but we will give it another shot! Jon and I had the best, unexpected spring day in NYC. It reminded me of all the things I love about living in NYC and gave me hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

30 thoughts on “First Day of Spring in NYC

  1. Ah sunshine, clear skies, ice cream, freedom to roam. Loved this post, especially as so many of your photos remind me of the spots I visited on my first visit to NYC. Hope you’re both keeping well!

    1. Thanks Leighton! It was nice to roam further than a mile from my apartment. Hope you’re doing well!

    1. It is called Central Park Tower and will be the tallest residential building in the world 😱 with 112 floors. The pent house will cost 63 million reportedly!

  2. Thank you so much for this. I love New York, but we have not been able to get there since COVID hit. It still looks amazing. I really enjoyed following you through your day. Priceless. I hope we can get back soon.

    1. Thanks for reading! NYC is slowly making a comeback and feeling alive again. Hope you can make it back here too!

  3. It’s nice to see the streets of New York with the beautiful blue sky and the sun. Central Park still lacks some greenery but Rockefeller Centre is always a good subject for photos.

    1. It was a beautiful day, hopefully I can go back when Central Park is more green and the trees are blooming 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing pictures of NYC! I miss this city so much! Wish I can go there sometime soon… hopefully the light at the end of the tunnel will be brighter this year 🙂

    1. I hope you can visit soon! I really hope the light is brighter, we all need some more traveling in our lives 🙂

  5. Those couple of tall skyscrapers are so slim they don’t even look real. Must be nothing but an elevator bank and condos on either side? Also, those of us who only see NYC through the movies can’t help but think “Home Alone” when we see the Plaza Hotel, “Serendipity” when we see the ice skating rink, and too many movies to list when we see Rockefeller Center.

    1. Yes, just some very pricey condos! I always think of Home Alone when I am near Rockefeller and the Plaza, such a great movie! I have seen Serendipity a long time ago, I’ll have to watch it again one day.

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