here we are on the subway. and that's all we did.
okay... that's not true, please continue.
we were seriously exhausted this day... me having flown on the red eye flight and joe & cami having slept in the JFK airport the night before. sooooo.....
here we are entertaining the inner kid in ourselves --- on the Toys "R" Us ferris wheel in time square.
we passed this 1 million times --- and i couldn't get over how lovely it looked all gussied up in christmas decorations. we actually went inside on a later day.
this afternoon we had the best hamburger of my life at 5 Napkin Burger ... you guys. this was a recommendation of a friend of ours and did not disappoint... i mean we went back again we liked it so much. (get the original 5 napkin burger: 10 ounces of fresh ground beef, gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, rosemary aioli on a soft white roll... i'm drooling over here *sigh*)
alright... onto the MoMA (the museum of modern art). it ended up this evening was free admission, which was a lovely surprise. the MoMA was packed with awesome art. there are lots of video rooms and maybe i took at 25 minute nap in the dark theater... on the floor.
then that night we went to Evita! so fun.
also... need i mention one more time we.were.exhausted.
we started off in brooklyn getting some cheap broadway tickets at a tkts booth and then wandering BKLYN. this was one of my fave little adventures of the trip. wandering, and enjoying the beauty of the brooklyn bridge & manhattan bridge.
lunchtime at Grimaldi's. it was good. not perfect or amazing, but good. and they played awesome music in there... it was like a party. and they only take cash, FYI if you go there.
(i like cuddling.)
this was the longest bathroom line in the history of the world in a burger king near the 9/11 memorial. we made best friends with some women from... i can't even remember but they made it bearable waiting for 20+ minutes. i'm sure we annoyed everyone around us with our laughing and dancing...
shopping in SoHo, because we can, of course, afford everything there . . . (not)
but we did enjoy some time at the Kate Spade flagship store. so fun!
then we traveled back up to the time square area had some dinner at Joe Allen's ... it's this little hole in the wall tiny restaurant and it.was.AMAZING. amazing! go if you have the chance.
we started off at church... in a 5 story building. we took the elevator to the top floor for sacrament (something i've never done before!).
we ran and by ran i mean rode the subway up to the upper east side and got the most unbelievable cookies from Levain Bakery. you guys... i still dream about this place. the cookies are the size of a fist and fullllllll of choco chips + walnuts. i brought some home and they lasted 2+ weeks!
sooooooo.... then we headed of for a matinee of Newsies! which i loved. afterward we grabbed some dinner, went to Columbus square and did some shopping in the christmas market there... then we went back to time square area for Mamma Mia!
we went to Macy's on 34th street after and rode the famous wooden escalators.
started off with the backstage tour of Radio City Musical Hall... which was so much fun! do it if you can! then after we saw the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockette's. maybe i cried.... maybe. especially when they had the religious section of the show... they had an entire manger scene complete with camel's and donkey's. it was amazing...
we spent the rest of the day shopping and doing tourist-y things like rockefeller center and seeing the lovely christmas tree! it was so much fun.
began in chelsea market, wandering, shopping and eating breakfast.
we went to Highline Park, one of my now favorite places in NYC. it's a 1-mile park built on the former NY central railroad. its beautiful. i can't imagine what it would look like in the spring... the views were absolutely amazing.
after this we went to little italy, had a delicious and much to fattening/filling lunch and to china town.
then we got our suitcases, parted ways in penn station and i was off.... all by myself to find my way back to the JFK airport. that was truly an experience, especially for someone who lives in a state where public transportation is rarely used. luckily i made it there... and made it home... but the JFK airport is.a.nightmare!
and that concludes the NYC 2012 vaycay.
(please, won't ya?)