Sunday, October 28, 2018

New York City ~ Day 5

Our last full day in NYC started again at Zucker’s Bagels – gotta get it while ya can!  We then went back to the Tenement Museum to go on another tour (yup – that’s how much we enjoyed it) – this one was about Sweatshop Workers – about how immigrants balanced family, work, religion, during the turn of the 20th century when the Lower East Side was the most densely populated place in the world. Again – really good!

Now we were considering going back to Katz’s again, but realized that we had yet to enjoy some traditional New York pizza! How did that happen?  So we decided to compare the two pizza joints that had top reviews and decide which we liked better. We each got a slice at Joe’s Pizza and Bleeker Street Pizza – and the winner: Bleeker Street Pizza! 

We walked around the Tribeca area (where we’d live if we lived in NYC – oh, and if we could afford it at a minimum of $8k/month for a small apartment) and ate again at Eataly (Flatiron) at their pasta bar.  The food was much better than their downtown restaurant, but pricy.  Suzanne did buy some cannoli tubes to make her own cannolis……….so as soon as she masters replicating the cheesecake from Pasticceria Rocco, she’ll work on those cannolis! 

 And that was New York City! We had a blast and will definitely be back!

New York City ~ Day 4

We definitely needed (yes: needed) to get some authentic New York bagels, so off to Zucker’s this morning where they have hand-rolled, boiled bagels.  The bagels were good, but their cream cheese was amazing!  We then decided to walk the Brooklyn Bridge – and it was cold! (We tried to walk it on Day 2, but it was later in the afternoon and was packed! Going back to the whole idea that we don’t like to be in mobs, we decided to go early in the morning. Success!) So we walked to Brooklyn, then back again. (1.3 miles each way, in case you’re curious.)

We meandered our way past the Washington Square Arch.......

And then decided that we were in need of some Italian desserts, so off we went to Pasticceria Rocco and had THE BEST CHEESECAKE EVER!!!!!!! 

Let me repeat – WE HAD THE BEST CHEESECAKE EVER!!!!!!!   

We also had an awesome cannoli as well! Again – Suzanne could barely get a picture before Brad was digging in!

We walked by Kleinfeld’s Bridal (“Say Yes to the Dress”), but they wouldn’t let us in. :-)

And then……we went to a matinee of Kinky Boots! We had absolutely no plans to see a Broadway Show while in NYC, but were quickly getting through our “Tier 1” list and though, why not?  So we got some discounted tickets on Saturday for the Sunday matinee and it was AMAZING!! Everyone we know who has seen the musical and loved it, and now we are one of them. Again - AMAZING!!

(Here's the pic Suzanne wasn't supposed to take........."No photos, blah blah blah........".)

We had Italian food for dinner that night – Trattoria Daniela, in the Hell’s Kitchen area – and it was great! 

We walked back to the hotel via Times Square (we wanted to see it at night). Interesting – police with machine guns were patrolling……

Onto Day 5!

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