Because Phil and I like to go on little mini adventures, back in January we promised each other that we'd set aside a handful of days throughout the summer that we would dedicate to exploring various local-ish locations. And since I had planned our Montauk and Brooklyn adventures back in June (Which you can read about here if you haven't already) this adventure was Phil's to plan, so he decided that we were going to hop into his car and go "Urban Exploring" in New York City.
The first stop of the day was Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights, where we visited The Cloisters (The Cloisters is a museum that is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, used to exhibit the museum's extensive collection of art, architecture and artifacts from Medieval Europe), went for a walk around the park and had fake brunch at the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar, which was meh.
Grant's Tomb, or General Grant National Memorial as it is now known, to see the finally resting spot (And the largest mausoleum in North America) of the 18th President of the United States of America, Ulysses Simpson Grant and his wife Julia.
Grant's Tomb we headed across the street to The Riverside Church. Which is a big beautiful church that was the site of Jackie Robinson's funeral back in 1972, as well as where in 1967 Martin Luther King Jr. voiced his opposition to the Vietnam War in what is now known as the Riverside Church speech.
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, which commemorates Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the American Civil War.
Grand Central Terminal because he was going to a Mets game that evening, then drove back home because we were tired.
It was a fun little day in New York City. I always have a great time exploring with Phil and Justin, so I can't wait until our next little mini adventure day.