The trip to New York was wonderful.
The city had all of its finery out for my old roomies and me as we wandered and toured this past weekend.
I was impressed by the art inspired by the loss on Sept. 11. "The Sphere," originally meant as an image for world peace, was located in the plaza of the World Trade Center. It was damaged on 9/11 and is now displayed near Battery Park.
This bronze sculpture is of a root of a tree uprooted on 9/11 on the grounds of St. Paul's Cathedral. The tree fell in such a way as to damage neither the church or the historical tombstones nearby.
1 World Trade Center--When completed "Freedom Tower" will be the tallest building in America at 1,776 feet.
Chocolate Polenta Torte (amazing)
at Cafe Lalo
(you know, the one from You've Got Mail)
Me at Belvedere Castle in Central Park
city skyline behind me
($3 brand new H&M hat from the BEST thrift store ever--near Cafe Lalo)
A piece of one of the original twin towers carved into a memorial city skyline
Did I mention NYC was windy and MUCH colder than we anticipated??
This was me with borrowed scarf before I purchased the hat above.
Central Park was absolutely gorgeous!
Sunday: Church at my roomie's sister's husband's church in Brooklyn
ride the local train into Manhattan to see Wicked
eat at Bistango
(all restaurants had to offer gluten free options because the CO roomie and her sister are both eating gluten free)
ride local train back into Brooklyn for bed
local train into city
lunch at 5 Napkin Burger
walking in Central Park
shopping on 5 Ave
local train back to Brooklyn for more excellent food for dinner from my roomie's sister
train into city
visiting the 9/11 Memorial
(quick lunch at Au Bon Pain)
more thrifting around the city
train to Brooklyn--car to JFK--JFK to HOME
It was a really great trip, and I'm sooooo thankful to my 2 roomies who made it awesome!