I didn't realize the entry was that long so decided to cut it into 2. Part 2... my free day. I had 1 whole day.. acutally not whole day since we needed to pack our things so we could check out of the hotel and then leave for the airport at around 7 or 8. So we had half day to go around.
When you are in NY, you would like to see the Empire State Building as you have seen so much of it in movies and dramas... so we did. Unfortunately, the line was so long... and when we went to the top, it was foggy so we couldn't see much of NY.
In the lobby of Empire State
After that, we just walked around the Broadway street and the streets of NY before deciding to go to Soho. I asked the stupidest question to a vendor... where is SOHO? and the vendor said... you are in SOHO!! hahha at least we looked like tourist :P It was nice going around Soho and see really cute and nice stores... funny thing is whenever I travel, I never buy something for myself... always for my siblings and mom. Same thing this time around... hehehe