David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/17 5:29 p.m.

I grew up in New York--out on Long Island--and try to regularly get back to the city. I wind up there a lot in February as the hotel rates are down and there are less people to get in the way. Plus it's nice to get a taste of winter.

Mrs. Editor came with me for part of the trip. She wanted to go to the top of the Freedom Tower and, to be honest, I had mixed emotions about it. Glad we went. What a view:

While in Lower Manhattan we stopped by Bowling Green:

And we visited Battery Park, too:

Dinner? Where else but Mott Street?

Spent most of the time seeing friends and family--and, of course, enjoying a proper bagel:

I have walked across the Brooklyn Bridge several times, but never the Manhattan Bridge. So I did:

Most evenings were spent listening to jazz:

And a lot of days were spent looking at guitars:

That Wednesday night, the forecast called for snow. I was supposed to fly back home Thursday morning. Before the first flakes flew, JetBlue cancelled my flight. I rescheduled for Saturday and extended my room. Wednesday night, way late, I watched the snow plows move into position:

That morning? Yep, it snowed:

So I checked out the new Second Avenue Subway stations:

And visited the dinosaurs:

Walked around some:

My last day in the City, I (finally) went to the New York Transit Museum. It rules:

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