I spent the day by myself while Dean worked. First very extended stop: the Public Library near Bryant Park. It is one of my top NYC points of interest. I consider it a museum of books. Can you imagine living next to a library like this? I would never come home. Growing up, I lived a few blocks away from one of the branch libraries. I spent many afternoons there.
Here are some of the best pictures I took of the New York Public Library.
Next up: lunch at the popular noodle spot Ippudo. I was there after 3pm and waited at least 20 minutes to be seated. People, not sure what the rave reviews are all about. My dishes were super salty. I think they are using an excessive amount of salt over there in NYC. While the service is diligent and good, the food is not. Although I did like how all the chefs whooped it up enthusiastically as patrons walked into the dining area. Recommendation: skip!