You ready for your New York
weekend? Let’s go:
at Patsy’s Pizza, one of the few coal-oven restaurants. You can order whatever
you want, but I’d strongly recommend the arugula salad, penne alla vodka, and
of course, pizza. I’m a cheese and pepperoni fan myself.
2. It’s famous for a reason! You shouldn’t miss the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is ginormous and has something for everyone. My mom loves the musical instrument display, my
siblings love the Egyptian temple, Spencer loves the armory, and me? I love the
period rooms. Hello 17th century French palace! Oh yeah, the art is
pretty cool too. (Insider’s tip: it’s actually pay-what-you-wish. Just donate
whatever you want and walk on in!)
3. Calories don’t count on vacation, so we’ll stop
in and grab a treat at City Bakery. Hot chocolate with a massive marshmallow, a
pretzel croissant, and people watching make for a fabulous Saturday afternoon. Their cookies are pretty darn good
too. By good, I mean divine. OR if it’s hot out (I wish it were), we’d grab a
cherry-dipped vanilla soft serve from any Mr. Softee truck and head to Central
Park or Lincoln Center to enjoy it. Janssen knows what I’m talking about. 🙂
4. The weather is perfect and getting outdoors is
a must. We’ll take advantage of the gorgeous day at the Highline. I absolutely
love Central Park, but the Highline has a special place in my heart. I love the
city views and sleek design of the elevated-railway-turned-park. The people-watching is phenomenal but
sometimes PG-13 due to the neighboring hotels (hence the nickname, the “Thighline”).
5. You’re so fortunate to have a New York insider
showing you around. The locals would stone me if I didn’t show you the Brooklyn
Bridge. I absolutely love walking across it, and the bridge gives you great
views of both Manhattan and Brooklyn (sensing a theme here? It’s all about
people-watching and city views). On the Brooklyn side, you have to check out
Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. On the Manhattan side, you
are in Chinatown – hit up either Prosperity Dumpling or Tasty Hand-PulledNoodles for cheap and authentic eats.
6. You didn’t ask, but I’ll tell you anyway that a
trip to New York City wouldn’t be complete without visiting the West Village.
It’s my favorite neighborhood in the entire city, full of upscale boutiques,
funky shops, random street fairs, and delicious restaurants. Grab some banana
pudding from the original Magnolia Bakery and wander about the cobblestone
streets, gawking at the beautiful brownstones.
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