Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spotted at Grand Central

Hey Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here. While I will always be Blair Waldorf, I channeled my inner Serena Van der Woodsen at Grand Central Station. I have seen it so many times on Gossip Girl and other shows/movies, but I have never actually seen it in person. It was at the top of my to-do list while in New York.

Grand Central Station is one of New York City's most interesting and beautiful buildings. It's the busiest train station in the world and one of my favorite parts of my trip to New York. I had no idea it was so big.

The people, the ceiling, the architecture, it was all just so... GRAND! With the information booth and the Grand Central clock, it was like I was transported into a different era. Everything was classic and timeless. I could people-watch for hours.

A little bit about the history of Grand Central

Grand Central Station was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the Vanderbilt family symbol is an acorn. The entire terminal is adorned with "hidden" acorns and oak leaves. It was so neat seeing the little details that were put into something so big. All clocks in the terminal are fast by one minute, giving the passengers an extra 60 seconds to get to their train! How cool, right? The marble Grand Staircases on both sides of the main terminal were my favorite and were modeled after those of the Paris Opera.

You may recognize the Campbell Apartment as the bar in the first episode of Gossip Girl where Serena and Nate attended the Shepherd wedding. It was originally the private office of 1920s tycoon John W. Campbell. It is so elegant and swanky. I will definitely return when I am 21 and try their famous Prohibition Punch!

If you are ever in New York, visiting Grand Central is an absolute must.
What is your favorite part of Grand Central?

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