Then there was the trip to Greenwich Village. Almost peaceful in comparison to the constant motion of Times Square. It's pretty with lots of green space and dog walkers almost everywhere.
First up is a craft sale where the dresses and uniquely embroidered jean jackets at Inca Heritage caught my eye. A jean jacket with gorgeous embroidery of hummingbirds and flowers originating in Peru is destined to return to Canada - my first souvenir of New York. One I can see wearing years from now. Plus, good luck - I'm her first customer!
Then it's off to find the ten foot wide house that was once the residence of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Edna St. Vincent Millay and then anthropologist, Margaret Meade, as well as a few big names from movies; Cary Grant and John Barrymore. And, as far as being ten feet wide, not quite. The actual width is nine feet, six inches wide or 2.9 metres and that's just the outside width - the inside gets just a tad smaller!
Then it's off to Chelsea and Chelsea Market where a lunch stop is a necessity and a taco is in order. And then back to Manhattan, where a street market is an unexpected find. It runs once a year, for one day only with the proceeds going to charity. What are the odds that that day is today? It's a wonderful collage of street entertainment, all sorts of crafts and goods and unique places to stop for a bite.
All in all - a lovely self-guided tour of New York.
Tomorrow, a flight heading home. One week flew by much to quickly.