Recently, I was invited to go to NYC with a couple of friends. When they asked, I was like, "*&^) YES!" Now, the day we arrived, it was 28 degrees. If you know me and my complete aversion to cold weather, this would be a true testament to how much I enjoy New York. It's close to Paris (France, that is, to all you smarty pants out there), which is the #1 spot on my official list of favorite places.
First stop in NYC? Well, a bike shop, of course. The bike in the window was not an impressive fixie, nowhere close to being worth $495.00, the colors were just pretty. :-)
Next up was a (FREE) ferry ride to Staten Island. It was a clear, yet cold day. The views were incredible, though. I highly recommend it, to anyone planning to head to NYC. Take the 4 train until it ends, then to the east (I think) of Battery Park. You can't miss the signs for the Ferry!
Later, we headed to Chelsea for dinner at Suenos. It has one of the coolest bathrooms ever. EVER. The more Micheladas (highly recommend! it's beer, with tomato juice, lime juice, peppers and other spices) you have, the cooler the bathroom is. It's so cool, in fact, that I didn't take pictures of anything else...only the bathroom!
After a belly full of Latin Fusion, we headed to the Hungarian Coffee Shop. It's located on Amsterdam, close to the Cathedral subway stop. If this picture were "scratch & sniff," you'd be on the first plane to New York. Yeah, it was that delicious!
One morning, we went to the Botanical Gardens. Rain was in the forecast, but the morning was sunny and warmer, so we thought we'd take advantage. It's free to walk the grounds. Another thing I'd recommend if you want to make the trek to the Bronx.
To be continued...