We LOVED New York & can't wait to go back! It was a whirlwind trip. Very little time- too many people and things to see.
We arrived Saturday evening and went to this posh little Italian restaurant with some of our friends (we fit right in with the rambunctious toddler)- such great pasta though...we had something with duck. That night was pretty rough. The toddler didn't sleep...i don't think. So the next morning we went out and about- grabbed a coffee & donut at Joe Coffee and admired the general splendor that is grand central station. Headed home and napped a few hours, went to a friend's surprise birthday party, met up with family at the original shake shack and called it a day.
Toddler slept much better. So did we. The next morning we went to brunch here and loved it. I'm only eating my oatmeal with blueberries, chocolate, and coconut from now on. Afterwards, we walked through central park (we thought we were walking straight through central park, but it was more like a meandering walk..and I took a picture of those benches you always see in movies...) to the museum of natural history where we waited in line FOR-EV-ER (well, hubby did and I tried to entertain T, but the two dinosaurs in the lobby eventually weren't enough to hold his attention. huh). And then we saw dinosaurs and elephants, hopped on the subway, grabbed lunch and drove home. Whew.
So, now we know we can do New York with a toddler. Woot, woot!