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Friday, April 23, 2010

top of the rock

Rockefeller Center is an amazing sight to behold. But climb your way to the Top of the Rock and it's even more amazing to take in the views of the city. Rod and I took Lily and Jackson the other day and were not disappointed. Make sure you go on a clear day though so you can get a good dose of vertigo. At 70 stories up, it's much more fun that way.

Here we go!

Most people prefer the views from Top of the Rock as opposed to the Empire State building. The reason is that the Rock has glass panels you can see through for an unobstructed view. Lily managed to find the space between the panels. She enjoys freaking me out.

Dear AT& T: I am thoroughly disappointed with your cell service in NYC. But am finding it hard to forgive you for not even being able to provide one lone signal at the Top of the Rock. Once the Iphone is available with other carriers, there will be a mass exodus from Manhattanites. Consider yourself forewarned...But if there is a way you could get me a discount on the IPad I would find it in my heart to forgive you.

We spent quite a bit of time up there. I believe in getting my money's worth.

We even saw a couple exchanging their wedding vows. I had to wrangle Lily from being their impromptu flower girl. It was a romantic setting for a wedding. And quite a bit cheaper than being married at The Plaza.

Statue of Liberty off in the distance:

Central Park:

The Empire State Building:

Look! I see our apartment!

If you are in NYC, make sure you go to the Top of the Rock. It's definitely worth it.


Heidi Jo said...

'i am not jealous, i am not jealous.'

i'll just keep repeating that until it's true :o)

awesome view.

Lisa H said...

That looks like so much fun! :)

Loving that close-up up Lily...she is adorable!

Anonymous said...

How much does it cost and are those escalators all the way to the top? No stairs? Whoo hoo.

Elizabeth said...

Whenever I grew weary of life in NYC, I used to go to the top of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center (!) to fall in love with it all over again. I've never been to the Top of the Rock -- where is it? -- but your photos are gorgeous!

michelle from Six in the City said...

It costs about $20 for an adult and less than that for a child. I really do think it's worth it though. The views are amazing. The elevator ride up is really cool too. After you get out of the elevator you ride escalator up a little higher. It's located around 50th and 5th Avenue.

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

ooo Ive been up there, like you I prefer it to the empire state building, its great going up in the dark too! Claire x

Dayna said...

Stop it! You're making NYC look appealing to a country girl! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Have you been to the Statue of Liberty yet?

Lisa said...

Wow, on a clear day you really can see forever!
A little dizzy but wow!

Mehz said...

Ok, will play along with Bits of My Weekend. I live in San Francisco with my husband and 2 dogs. Every Sunday, we go to one of the local French patisseries.

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