I would like our first day in NYC to be as good as possible. My party is two adults and two kids (13 and 9 year old) staying at the Upper West for a week. We'll be arriving to JFK around 10 pm Saturday night. This is August.
First thing, a full American breakfast. Then getting the Metrocard and ride a bus towards a street market in Chelsea or Hell's Kitchen (are they worth it?, where exactly?). Then go back uptown and spend hours just walking around and relaxing in Central Park. We could do some groceries (we have a kitchenette). Is Fairway open on Sundays? Go back to the hotel with our shopping and take a bus again towards Times Square to see the area in the evening. For dinner we would go somewhere in the UPW or probably a little thing in the hotel. How does it sound? Any suggestions?