One of my favorite parts about summer is taking my kids on field trips to places we just don’t have time to visit when we’re on the school schedule like: museums, events in Salt Lake City, the mountains, exotic breakfast at Ikea, etc. So I decided it would be fun this summer to take all of you blog friends on a field trip each Friday as well! I have a bunch of great stuff to share. This week I thought we’d look at some random glimpses of New York.
I love the old art deco tile in the various subway stations.
Statue of George Washington at Federal Hall where he was first inaugurated President.
This was the first time I’d even stayed downtown in the financial district. (Our hotel was actually right by the World Trade Center site. Sadly no pictures, because there’s really not much to see still.) I liked seeing Wall Street (although part of my wanted to take some of those folks by the ear and put them in time out for an extended amount of time). I also thought Trinity church was really cool – this old church with centuries-old headstones right in the middle of downtown Manhattan.
Soho. I love the 19th century architecture and the revival of SoHo. Random cobblestone streets, wonderful buildings, and great shopping. This is the neighborhood where Purl Soho is located. That will be our field trip next Friday. (Are you excited??)
The Brooklyn Bridge.
Every time my husband has had to go to NY he’s usually stuck in some hotel for a business convention in Times Square (which, frankly, is my least favorite part of NY). So this trip I was determined to give him a good NY cultural experience. We walked from our hotel to Battery Park, rode the Staten Island Ferry, walked through downtown to City Hall, and then walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to get pizza. It was quite the walk in the early summer humidity.
Afterward I was in dire need of one of these babies. Some Watermelon sorbet while we waited in line at Grimaldi’s.
Check out the line waiting outside just to get in the restaurant – Grimaldi’s pizza.
The interior was pretty sweet as well, with pictures of Frank Sinatra all over the walls and Queen’s Greatest Hits playing loudly.
There’s my husband watching the Brooklyn-pizza-maestro’s at work, getting some tips for his own Saturday night homemade pizza tradition. It was quite the afternoon, but I think I succeeded in giving him a more favorable impression.
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