Adam hates New York. I love it and would move there in a heartbeat. To compromise, I promised to keep Adam out of Midtown and show him that New York has some character and charm, not just suffocatingly tall buildings and crowded streets.
We stayed with our friend (and wedding party member!), Phil, at his new apartment in
We explored the Financial District and saw Wall Street and the new Freedom Tower being built.
We went to TriBeCa and saw the fire house from the Ghostbusters movies. Adam was excited about this one.
Even though I promised Adam he wouldn't have to go north of 14th Street, I did break that promise when we checked out the High Line. This park was built atop an old freight rail track in the Meatpacking District. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Manhattan.
I considered this trip a success when, while exploring the cobblestone streets of the Financial District, Adam told me, "If I were ever forced to live in Manhattan, I think I could live down here. Lower Manhattan isn't so bad." A successful practice honeymoon, indeed.