A.M. Walk

Woke up in a cold sweat. Having suffered through a night of horrific nightmares, the like I haven’t had since I was a kid, I then did what anyone else would do upon waking… and called the wise sage we call mom.

Now, not one to usually ask for or take advice at times, the Wise Sage’s cure-all response was, “Go for a walk.” Now, what, moi??? Go for a walk ? In Manhattan? At 8:30 in the morning on a SATURDAY? Goodness gracious, that’s usually the time I come HOME from being out on some random adventure! But, fine.

There’s a first time for everything, right??

          So, armed with my iPhone iMapMyFitness app and some 90’s New Wave tunes, off I went into the wee early morning hours…

Within a few minutes, I realized that being out this early DOES have it’s advantages! There are no people to get in the way of my pictures ! So here’s some of sights…enjoy!

First, came across Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club. I heard through the grapevine that he pumped around $10 million dollars into it recently, including $1 million for a brand-spanking new sound system.

40/40 Club

Next, past the historic Flatiron building – I never get jaded looking at the marvelous architecture of that building – it’s too unique and as “New York” as you can get ! (And who knew it was built in 1902!) Now you learned something new too!

Flatiron Building

Continuing on, walked past some of our most favorite places:

Home Depot – Best place to buy 10 tikki torches 5 minutes before store closes for 4th of July weekend.

Home Depot

Rickshaw – Best out-of-the-norm dessert.You haven’t lived till you’ve tried their Chocolate Shanghai Dumplings.

Rickshaw

From favorites to the unknown –

and so would have it, arrived to my destination..

One of my top ten favorites.. The Container Store!

The Container Store

The Container Store

On the walk home, went past Gramercy Park and was rewarded with a gorgeous sky..

and upon getting home, my iMapMyFitness app rewarded me with the following stats:

55 minute walk, 3.82 miles, 291 calories burned.

hhmmm….mom  may be unto something here..

Have a great weekend everyone !

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