Early morning, JFK.
Crazy stack parking.
High Line elevated park, built on an abandoned elevated railway.
The park runs through the second floor of the Chelsea Market building.
Inside Chelsea Market.
Crashing the Lucky Magazine fashion event courtesy of my friend Gabe.
My first visit to Shake Shack.
It lived up to the hype. That was a tasty burger.
St. Paul's chapel - the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan.
The new World Trade Center under construction.
The 9/11 Memorial.
The Survivor Tree.
World Financial Center.
Occupy Wall Street.
BET in the house.
The youngest of the protesters.
The real Wall Street, shut down for filming of the new Batman movie (or so I was told).
The Sphere at Battery Park, previously located at the World Trade Center and damaged, but not destroyed, on 9/11.
West goes night night.
This dude made the coolest bubbles.
I could've watched this all day.
The gates of Castle Clinton.
The Statue of Liberty.
Photo shoot. Look at that ferry.
Indian food for dinner - tight space and crazy lights, but an old stomping ground for Wayne and Annmarie.
Empire state of mind.
In Philly! The new McClafferty family portrait and a big surprise for Leigh.
David chows down on his mom's famous meatball sub.
Ginny's balls and homemade cookies were delicious, and we washed them down with PA's own Yuengling beer - America's oldest brewery!
And don't get me started on Ginny's homemade biscotti!
The Liberty Bell.
Elfreth's Alley - one of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in the country. (You're learning so much through this album, aren't you?)
The Betsy Ross House.
Getting a history lesson with a Quaker.
Philly's city hall.
David asked us all to pay special attention to the statue on top.
I wish I had a photo of David mimicking the statue.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, leading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rocky steps!
At the top of the Rocky steps.
You'll have to wait for the video to see everyone do their Rocky impersonations.
Inside the Philly Museum of Art. Quite a collection actually.
Hello Mr. Pollack.
Moon over Philly.
Time for the cheesesteak face-off! Is it Geno's?...
Or is it Pat's?
After the taste test, we all voted Pat's.
Ahh yes, more Yuengling. (America's oldest brewery!) The McClafferty house was stocked with it.
Levittown, PA - home of the McClafferty's and one of America's first planned communities. We actually learned about this place in my urban planning program.
Ginny and David.
I don't know why David dragged us here for lunch.
I guess it was for the true PA experience and not necessarily for the food. Yaz made the right choice in just getting an english muffin.
The Jersey Shore! Fist pumpin' at Karma.
J-Woww peed behind the bar upstairs.
The beat gets beat up here a lot during the summers.
The Jersey Shore house. Yup, we really went there.
Jersey Shore house photo shoot starts now.
The Shore Store!
Annmarie and Leigh go on a shopping spree.
Seaside Heights - a ghost town in November.
Back in NYC. Mailbox graffiti.
The Old Town, since 1892.
Eric and Ella join the fun.
My cousin Jamie and her man Rodrigo.
Gabe joins the party too.
The ladies and FDNY.
Group shot with Mr. Fireman.
Bar hopping on my last night in NYC.
Oh Ella, you're so funny!
Stopping for tasty treats at Milk Bar.
My cousin Jamie and one of her paintings. She's an amazing artist.
One last ride.
The Van Wycks were kind of a big deal, right Brenda?