New York from 102 Stories

Living so close to an incredible and cultured city, I've managed to keep a running bucket list of things to do/see/eat. This summer, I made it a priority of mine to check off a reasonable amount. With today being the first day of September (counting the days 'till fall), I'm surprised on how much I was able to do over a span of three months. I'll expand further into detail about my NYC bucket list another time, as I can guarantee this post will be word-heavy. Until then let us take a moment to appreciate the view from the top of 1 World Trade Center. 

I've visited two observation decks, and have frequented a fair share of rooftops, but this one..... tops everything and anything. As a self-proclaimed history nerd (and adventure seeker), I was in awe the second we walked into the building, through the elevator ride, all the way to the top. They truly create an one-of-a-kind experience and it is worth every penny. A quick note about purchasing tickets, spend the extra moo-lah to cut the lines. It's worth it. 

I cannot express how important and fulfilling it is to play "tourist" in your own city. Being able to grow up with New York in my backyard has given me the access and chance to visit museums at the drop of the dime, dine at some of the world's finest eateries, explore new neighborhoods on a rainy afternoon, and countless other adventures. 

You don't have to go far to find adventure. 

So sit back and enjoy scrolling through a virtual tour of NYC from my eyes... err... camera. 

Above.... Here you'll see the Lower East Side, all three bridges connecting to Brooklyn, the East River, and in the distance, you may ask? Western Long Island Sound. 

Below.... I almost forgot the views of the Hudson before visiting. I was so focused on the actual city that you forget about the Hudson, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and New York's busy harbor. 

Photos by yours truly