Day 3:    Central Park Saunter

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After two days and nights of excess and carnage the boys decided to saunter up-town to check out Central Park and Museum Row, and hopefully clear their groggy heads. en route they stopped to break their fast at one of the many well known deli's in Time Square.

Noshing at Ben-Ash

You know, a bagel is a bagel, is a bagel, until you have a New York City Bagel ! Their just something different about a bagel in the City ! It is got a hard tasty crust and soft doughy innards (kinda like most New Yorkers !) which just doesn't taste the same elsewhere. Stopping in on their trip up Broadway, they stopped at Ben-Ash Deli for bagels and cream cheese with a Cuppa Joe, to fuel them for a trip in to another New York landmark Central Park !

Traipsing up the Canyons on Broadway


Scoping out Central Park !

As the Boys walked up Broadway slurping their coffee and munching on their bagels, they crossed 60th street and came to a paradox, the great outdoors in the heart of the biggest city in the United States, Central Park !

What is the scoop on Central Park? Central Park is a public park in the center of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year and was completed in 1873.  Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963, the park is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the city government. The Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that contributes 85% of Central Park's $37.4 million dollar annual budget, and employs 80% of the park's maintenance staff. 

Horsing Around in Central Park


"General Sherman I presume ?!"

As Mike and Bone wandered through the park they were amazed at the stark natural beauty of the park with the huge mature hardwoods the giant granite outcroppings everywhere, it didn't take long to give the Boys the feeling they were in the middle of some upstate New York National Park, not a city !


The NY Athletic Club - Home to the Heisman !

Leaving the Park, the Boys wandered up an into the Cultural District (where they most obviously did not belong!) onto Museum Row with American Classics such as the Met and the Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art.

Googleing the Guggy !

The Solomon Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art is housed in one of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural classics. Its iconic form is immediately recognizable walking up through Central Park.


The Met, nothing more need be said

Despite its fame even the Guggy, doesn't hold water to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, or as it is affectionately and simply called, "the Met," where you could spend and entire week in each of the halls of the Museum and not repeat an exhibit !


Trip, Postscript

After a few hours of touring, sadly the Boys had to head back to Mid-Town to catch a cab to the Airport back to the Wolverine State, leaving New York bereft of lots of pizza slices, dozens of hot dogs, bagels, angry English men, and gallons, and gallons of Guinness.  Or better put, the Boys laid the lamb DOWN of Broadway !