It was a short visit, but a superb one. I visited with family and did a lot of sightseeing for the first few days, followed by book event at The Mysterious Bookshop.

Here are some of the reasons I love New York.

Battery Park NYC

Plantings designed by Piet Oudolf at Battery Park

Battery Park

Federal Hall NYC

Federal Hall, where George Washington took his oath of office as president.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church, originally built in 1697 and rebuilt twice since then.

Hamilton's grave

Alexander Hamilton’s grave at Trinity Church.

911 memorial

One of two pools at the 911 Memorial, where the twin towers once stood.


High Line

Strolling the High Line.


high line

Rose mallow at the High Line.

empire state building

A view of the Empire State Building from the High Line.