I think I heard a collective sigh of relief across the city this week. Winter, once again, stretched on wayyyy too long, so this first peek of warmer temperatures and sunny skies is especially wonderful. Lucky for us, it coincided perfectly with NYC public school kids' spring break; perfect timing for those of us stay-cationing this year. Here's a peek of what we've been up to...
First, Gulliver's Gate! This miniature exhibit in Times Square is really a site to behold... "attention to detail" doesn't even begin to cover it. Of course, we loved their replica of NYC, but you can check out the rest of the world, from major cities like Paris and Rio to everywhere in between.
Some of the displays are interactive. Push buttons along the way and see a concert stage light up, a train roll by or a matador and bull fight in Spain, with crowds cheering. When you're wrapping things up, step into a futuristic-looking photo booth and have your photo taken. Then, if you want, you can have a miniature of yourself made and shipped to you (at an additional cost). A fun, unique experience, albeit pricey (tickets are $25/pp & will go up after May 8th, so check it out beforehand)! Definitely not for under age 5.
While we definitely enjoyed some lounging around in our local park and playground, we also checked out by Chloe for lunch (yummy!), the "Toiletpaper Paradise" art installation at Cadillac House (wacky, defined), murals in Soho, mini golf at Pier 25 in Hudson River Park and soft serv dessert at Big Gay Ice Cream. Really fun week!