It was sad to leave a room with such an awesome view. Even the legally required tall building water tanks looked pretty from our window.
But we pulled ourselves away, checked out and left our bags to collect later then ventured out to have lunch in Grand Central Terminal. I wasn't impressed with the food at Juniors but I was with the closer look at what is a really grand building.
We even had a go at whispering in the whispering gallery which was good fun and did our own 'printed off the internet' walking tour.
What wasn't so fun was visiting the public toilets to take a leak. I was met by what can only be described as a naked old dude. The US sure has a major homeless problem, and amongst the business men and tourists were folks who seemingly have to go through the indignity of washing in the sinks of public conveniences.
Norngirl has a much more detailed report of this half a day if you'd like to know the ins and outs but suffice to say that we fitted plenty into a few hours.
After we'd searched for some hard to find candy for a present, we admired the Chrysler Building a bit as it's Norngirls favourite skyscraper and rather pretty.
The top of it especially as it does tend to hide behind the other buildings somewhat.
Next we had a look around the museum part of the New York Public Library which was full of all sorts of random artefacts from recent history.
After that it was the trek back to the hotel via Bryant Park and it's tall neighbours.
Though we were still to do plenty of subway riding back and fourth, with bags collected and in hand, we set off to the next hotel. Next stop, Brooklyn.