Day 8 in New York-Walking the Brooklyn Bridge, Top of The Rock & Coming Home

On our last day in New York, we had breakfast in our hotel and then headed out.

On our first visit to Top of The Rock the visibilty was poor due to the weather, but thankfully this time the weather was perfect and so were the views.

View of Central Park.

And the Empire State Building.


After taking in the amazing views from Top of The Rock, we grabbed a cupcake each from The Magnolia Bakery.

Before heading to see the unusual Flatiron Building.

The Flatiron’s unique shape comes from the triangular area of land it was built on, as a traditional building wouldn’t fit.

View of the Empire State Building from the Flatiron.

Keen to see as many sights as possible, we headed downtown to see the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Brooklyn Bridge crosses New York’s East River, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

We walked part of the way across the Bridge, but not all the way across to Brooklyn. If we’re ever back in the city, we’d like to spend some time exploring Brooklyn.

In need of a little energy boost, we stopped at two places for some sugary treats.

The first was Eileen’s Special Cheesecake, where the cheesecake was pretty special.

Followed by a visit to the Milk & Cream Cereal Bar.

I thought it was just a cool ice cream parlour with different toppings, but it was so much better than that!

You choose your ice cream toppings and also one cereal that’s then blended in with the ice cream to flavour it.

Feeling energised, we walked to Glossier.

The Glossier showroom is sleekly designed to showcase their products, which you can also purchase.

My Glossier goodies.

Once I’d treated myself to a few bits, we got an Uber to the High Line.

The High Line was once a railway track, but after being disused for many years it was resurrected as an elevated park area.

As we was in the area, we also visited the Chelsea Market.

Where we picked up lots of foodie gifts to take home.

And admired the Halloween displays.

After browsing the Market we got a taxi to Mandoo Bar, a Korean restaurant not far from our hotel.

Our yummy food.

After a delicious meal at Mandoo Bar, we went back to our hotel and started to pack up our things before bed.

And then in the morning, it was time to fly home and say goodbye to New York.

14 thoughts on “Day 8 in New York-Walking the Brooklyn Bridge, Top of The Rock & Coming Home

  1. Ahhh such a great trip you had! (now I just sounded like Yoda lol) I am so happy you guys did Top of The Rock again! The views are so worth it! Magnolias is love! And I adore Chelsea Market. Such a fun place to go and explore and eat! I love Milk and Cream. So yummy and your sundae was drool worthy! Ahh now you need to come BACK to New York! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Haha I totally read that in a Yoda voice😂 I’m glad we did. The views were just perfect😊 I lived Magnolias and Chelsea Market. There was so much good food there. The Milk and Cream Bar was so cool. It was just super yummy😊 Yes! I do! I really want to return as soon as I can😊 xx

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  2. That was such an incredible trip! I’ve been loving all of these recaps 😀
    I have to say, I’ve always been fascinated by the Flat Iron building. Just the shape and geometry of it looks so cool! I’d love to see it in real life someday 🙂

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  3. Those views are amazing and I love your jumper! The cereal bar sounds cool, I’d love to go there. It’s cool that you got to go to Brooklyn Bridge but a shame you didn’t make it all the way over, is it a long bridge? Like a long walk? I would love to go to Brooklyn too! The bridge looks crazy busy, I bet there were loads of people taking selfies there! And I love the flatiron building, so unique!

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    1. Top of the Rock has the best views😊 Aaw thanks hun. It is super cool there, I’d love to go back and try more ice cream flavours. Yeah we didn’t have time to go Brooklyn. We wanted to visit a few places in Manhattan still. If we’d walked across it takes an hour, then an hour back. We would do it next time, when we have time to explore Brooklyn properly😊 Haha yes lots of people taking selfies and cycling across the bridge. Me too. Such a cool building😊 x

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      1. They do look amazing! That’s okay, I bet, try one of each flavour! What?? It takes an hour to walk across the bridge??? Oh my gosh, in your photos it doesn’t look like it would take that long! Yes definitely, and you want to make sure you have time to make the most of everything. X

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