Saturday, June 14, 2008

New York City Trip 2008

If you read my last post you may wonder what I actually did on my trip. Sine this was my second trip to New York I mostly have already seen the main stuff (the Statue of Liberty, the Met, Times Square, Ground Zero, etc.) I was only missing a few important things.  So in my trip I went to those places and some other places out off the beaten path.

I arrived on Monday afternoon to JFK, it is a nice airport but it takes a lot of time to get to Manhattan due to the high traffic. I checked into my hotel and went to grab dinner at the Empire Diner, it was very good. On Tuesday morning I want to pickup the tickets for the baseball game and checked out the New Yankee Stadium, it is a beauty!Later that day took the 2-hour sightseeing tour of Circle Line, it was OK but far from wonderful, maybe for some first-timer in New York could be good. To end the day, I visited Brooklyn’s Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. Who doesn’t loves pizza, and the pizza in New York is the best I have ever tasted (so far) and Grimaldi’s is one of the top spots in town.

Moving on to Wednesday. In the morning I spent 3+ hours visiting the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), they have some cool art in there. Lunch at the obliged Kat’z Delicatessen, pastrami sandwich. The rest of the day was reserved for the Yankees. Oh my gosh, what a experience that was, definitely one of the best experiences of my life! Since you board the a 4 train packed with fans to The Stadium to the last out of the evening, everything was memorable. The first pitch was made in space aboard the International Space Station. My seats were a little above behind and to the right of the home plate. The Yankees pounded the sox 15-9 in a 4:10 hour game.

Thursday. Grab a doughnut at the Doughnut Plant. Later I visited the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to see the Cherry Blossoms. Then I went to The New Museum in The Bowery, it is nice but feels like just an art gallery. My lunch for the day was at the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, lovely and delicious place between the trees in the park. Finishing the day was the second Yankees game, seats in the Bleachers. It was a pity that the Yankees lost.

On Friday morning I visited the Upper West Side (H&H Bagels, Zabar’s, and some of the area around them) and Central Park. In Central Park I visited Strawberry Fields, rented a bike and drove the 6+ miles circuit, and rested some in Sheep’s Meadow. In the afternoon went to do some shopping in the 5th Avenue Area. In the evening went to The Blue Note in the Village to enjoy some Jazz.

The last day in the morning went to Chelsea Market, and old Nabisco factory where the Oreo cookie was invented and now it is transformed into a food market and offices. Finished my shopping and packed my things for my flight back to Mexico.

Here are some photos of the trip, hope you liked this post :)


 

PD. Sorry for the LOOOONG delay for this post, no excuses this time. Sorry.

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