Okay, it's probably no secret that I'm a geek (and if you're reading this, well, you know). But maybe this admission is beyond geeky: my very favorite spot in Manhattan is The Public Library and the AMAZINGLY cool Bryant Park behind it. Here's a picture of the study room that I took way back in 2002:
And then there's Bryant Park, which to me, is the epitome of what a city park should be -- tables, chairs, chess players, carousel, sandwich shop,outdoor stage and an outdoor bar and grill at one end:
Ah, Manhattan in the spring time...