The Big Apple
We went to visit my friend Jacquelyn and her boyfriend Ed who live in Brooklyn so we stayed at her studio apt during our visit which was fabulous. It's close to the subway and has a great bagel place across the street that we ate at on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Friday night we went to to a really awesome restaurant in Brooklyn called Moto with Jacquelyn and Ed. I highly recommend it. It's supposed to be like a cafe in Paris in 1929. The food is soo tasty and they have cool music and great atmosphere. If you are in Brooklyn go to this place. I of course forgot my camera so Ed took some pics with his camera phone which I will be getting next week (hopefully) when I see Jacquelyn in Wyoming for our reunion :D
Saturday was super busy and it rained a lot, but we got to do a lot of fun things anyway. In the morning we went downtown and visited Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center.
We then walked down to Wall Street. Albert is really into investing in stocks now so he was really excited to see the NY Stock Exchange and the "Bull."
Millionaires need bargains too
Where Washington took the Presidential oath
We then headed down to Battery Park where we saw the statue that used to be in the WTC. Some pigons have taken up house in there.
Of course we had to stop by and see Lady Liberty...Young Frankenstein" from TKTS Discount Booths. Get there a little early cuz the line is already long by the time the place opens and have a few different shows in mind incase they run out of your favorite. Oh, and don't forget to bring a lot of cash. They don't take credit.
We took the Subway to Chinatown...
Afterwards we headed over to Otto Pizzeria which is also in the Village which is one of Mario Batali's many restaurants -- for those of you familiar with "Iron Chef"or the Food Channel (Albert and I watch it all the time). It was pretty good. We both had specialty pizzas that had good flavor and topped it off with dessert. Luckily we avoided some of the rain in the restaurant. I'd recommend catching an early dinner. When we arrived at 5:30 there were lots of tables open, but by the time we left it was packed.
On Sunday we were going to go to church and to the Met and Central Park but ended up sleeping in...we were so exhausted from our adventures on Saturday.