Six months ago, we booked our flights and our stay in the Distrikt Hotel. If you look at the website, there's a wall to the right of the door, this is no longer there, and when we arrived, there was lots of drilling adjacent to reception going on, so it was hard to make ourselves understood, slightly confused as well by the fact that one of our party had had to stay behind because she'd had an appendicitis, so we were three not four.
More or less undeterred, we set off to explore New York, and begin ticking off our lists things we wanted to see.
The Distrikt Hotel is Midtown, and the first thing we came across was a pair of ballet dancers being filmed in Times Square:
We walked on a bit and came across Bryant Park, now a leafy oasis, but once dubbed 'Needle Park', it's now a masterpiece of what a park should be with clever planting schemes, pleasant seating, a cafe and a carousel. Here are some photos taken there: