Have you seen the movie Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York, this funny Christmas movie from 1992? If you haven’t then you must make a point of seeing it straight away! Well, make sure you see the first movie in the series first, then Home Alone 2. I do not care that it is not Christmas, this is still a must see!
Anyways, those of you that have seen it might recognize the hotel Kevin stayed at in my pictures. That’s right, the Plaza! The Plaza is a landmark 20-story luxury hotel and condominium apartment building, owned by the Indian conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar. You find it on the west side of Grand Army Plaza, right next to Central Park South in Midtown Manhattan.
The Plaza is a French Renaissance château-style building, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh and opened to the public on 01 Oct 1907. When the hotel opened, a room was only $2.50 per night, the equivalent of $63 today. To stay there today though, you will have to pay over 15 times more for the same room. Should you wish to reserve a room at the Plaza, you can do so here..
Central Park is also something that you probably have heard of and seen in various movies and on TV, as it is one of the most visited and filmed locations in the world. The park was established in 1857 on city-owned land. The parks first area was opened to the public the winter of 1858. Construction continued during the American Civil War, and was expanded to its current size of 843 acres in 1873. The park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. From this locations you can also get a horse and carriage ride in Central Park. You can get a really good view of the Central Park from the pictures i took at Top of the Rock.
Something for the nerds is the New York Apple Flagship Store, situated across the street from the Plaza. If you are travelling with a an Apple-inclined Nerd, make sure you tire them with sightseeing and shopping elsewhere before entering the store, or you’ll spend an enormous amount of time in this underground shop. The store is open 24/7 all year round. Cool entrance, eh?