Bub Talk

:: NYC W’ends :: CP Zoo & F.A.O. Schwarz

Last Sunday was one of the coldest days in NYC since we got to town and Mr. P had the bright idea to go to the zoo!

After breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien, we caught the Q/R train up to Central Park (still at our service apartment at 34th & Madison).

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Enjoying her sweet corn on the subway

The zoo is tiny! Took us about 45 minutes to go through it, there were a lot of ducks, fish and penguins. One lazy, sleeping polar bear, some red pandas and a few sea lions. I suppose when the weather is warmer, it’s a nice place to spend a quick morning or afternoon with C.

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Ducks chilling out
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Mr. Sea Lion saying “hi”

The best bit is the children’s petting zoo. Mr. P very generously spent USD 0.50 for some animal feed. C thought the alpacas were “horsies!” They ate out of her hand and let her grab stroke them. And thankfully no spitting at / on us!

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Feeding the alpaca
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Stroking the alpaca
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“Hello!”

Next up the sheep! C broke into a rendition of Baa Baa Black Sheep (I didn’t even know she could sing that song) before feeding them.

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Baa Baa!

There were also pigs, goats and I-can’t-remember-some-other-animals.

Info:
The Central Park Zoo entry costs USD 12 per adult. Since it’s pretty near where we are will be, we stumped up USD 104 (two adults since C is free) for a season pass which also gives us entry to the Bronx Zoo, NY Aquarium, Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo.

Winter Hours: 10am – 4.30pm daily until Mar 2013

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The morning excitement wore C out; she took a blissful 2+ hours nap in her pram while Mr. P and I did some shopping, a lot of walking and even a leisurely lunch at 360 Brasserie.

The last activity on our list was a trip to F.A.O Schwarz.

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C & I showing off our new mittens / gloves

A fair amount of running around and chasing (she loves being chased!!) later, we took C upstairs to The Big Piano. Seeing the kids jumping and dancing on it, she wanted a go. An indulgent daddy obliged.

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“Hurry up already!”
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“Ta-da!”

FAO has nothing on the Times Sq Toysrus but just for a chance to jump around on the iconic Big Piano, I’d say take your kids (or yourself) there!

Info:
Located at 58th and Fifth, The Big Piano experience is complimentary. Photos are USD 22.

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