One of my most absolute favorite places in Manhattan is Grand Central Station. Not only is it a structural marvel given today's standards of cheap-and-quick designs, but there is so much history inside. Also, despite the consistent flow of people and chatter inside, I find it to be one of the most relaxing places to be. This is largely due to the fact that I am a people watcher. I love to sit and watch people and try to figure out where everyone always seems to be in a hurry. Where is the fire that no one seems to be able to put out?
The next time you are in the city, take the time to visit this captivating place. Look up at Sky Ceiling in the main concourse. You will see one black brick that was intentionally left this way to remind visitors how filthy and dilapidated the structure was before Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis fought to have the building saved from the wrecking ball and restored to it's 1913 grandeur in the 1970s.
Also, take a second to stop by Junior's in the Dining Concourse. Junior's is mainly known for their cheesecake, but they also sell the most delicious black and white cookies. YUM!