Friday, April 15, 2011

New York Friday

Friday was the day that we had reserved for walking around and exploring, although we still had a few places we definitely wanted to be sure and see. To begin, here's the view from the front of our apartment in Chelsea - P.S. 11. I loved the mural on the side of the building! And here's the entrance to our apartment. Unfortunately I completely forgot to take pictures of the interior, but it was a great place to stay.
We walked a few blocks south to the Chelsea Market to begin our day. It's in an old warehouse that has been renovated - not what I expected but very cool.
I was especially impressed by the bakery. I even took a video of them working but this post is long enough with only pictures!
The sweet shop was great too. This is where I bought my breakfast, a chocolate mousse torte. Yum!!
Here we are enjoying our treats. Jessica had a caramel eclair and Becky enjoyed various flavors of rugelach, a traditional Jewish treat.
After the Chelsea Market we took the subway to Greenwich Village. We just happened to walk down Perry Street (apparently one of the prettiest in the village) and saw the apartment where Sex and the City was filmed.
We then headed toward Washington Square Park and New York University's campus. Here is the dorm where Erik lived during the summer he was in New York, Goddard Hall.
The famous arch in Washington Square Park with a view of the Empire State Building in the background.
Hayden Hall - the dorm where Megan stayed the summer before Erik was there.
Erik's only request was that we got some pizza from Ben's...
... and ate it in the fountain in the park.
It was a really fun experience, especially with all the street musicians, artists, photographers, kids and tourists we were able to watch.
After the park we spent some time in the NYU bookstore and when we came out it was raining. Again. But, with it being our last day in the city, we had to brave the weather and enjoy what we could. Here's Broadway in Soho.
Although we were able to stand the drizzle for quite a while, eventually we gave in and found a restaurant for an early dinner. We settled on the Blaue Gans, a German restaurant in Soho or Tribeca - I can't remember which.

We shared liptauer and spätzle for appetizers and I had wiener schnitzel with potato salad for my entree.
The waitress was very persistant and insisted we try a dessert. We ended up with Salzburger nöckerl and didn't regret it for a second!

After dinner we realized we were very close to the Brooklyn Bridge, so we decided to walk over it as long as we were able to stand the cold. We had a great view of the city and it was a great way to end our adventure!

Thank you so much to Becky who treated Jessica and me to such a fun and memorable trip. I had an amazing time with both of you and am so thankful we were able to spend the entire week together!


J, H, A and M said...

Erin, I think you should start a travel blog and I will be your travel companion.
We have a picture from Chelsea Market on that exact same bench you enjoyed breakfast on. Funny!
Looks like such a fun guys really made the most of it too!

Erik, Erin, Malachi and Elliott said...

Heather - sign me up!

But, wait! Between the two of us we have 4 (soon to be 5) kiddos. What would we do with them? I don't think Erik and Jeremy would be so eager about our plans!