MJ found a Groupon deal while we were there so we got a great deal on a four hour rental from Central Park Sightseeing. Central Park is so much fun and it's huge. It has beautiful architecture, lakes and rivers, all kinds of trails to walk through and an awesome designated bike route that loops around the entire park.
|Illegal riding on the trails! We only did it a few times.|
|FYI: There was no baby in that lady's baby seat. I looked!!|
The Feast of San Gennaro festival. It was so exciting over there with all the people, vendors and music that I wanted to go back and eat outside at one of the restaurants on the main drag. The way they pack the tables in and jam everyone in tight so that you have to squeeze your way in to get seated reminded me of Italy.
|Ignore the girls booty in the background|
|MJ got some deep fried atrocity. He looked just like the girl in the background while he was eating it.|
We stopped by the NYC public library since it was around the corner and began our journey to Brooklyn. The subway was packed so we were standing the whole time.
|Those Beautiful Brownstones|
|Mac and Cheese Muffin|
After that it was back to Manhattan. The streets of Brooklyn came alive while we were at SoCo and there were plenty of people out on our walk back to the subway. We liked the West End Bar so much that we went back for a few drinks. We ended up in Hell's Kitchen in search of dessert and I was kind of bummed that we hadn't discovered this area before. It was so lively and there were so many cool restaurants. I almost did a grand jete (dancer talk) when I saw Alvin Ailey Theater. The building was three stories, lit up with giant glass windows and I could see real live New York City dancers rehearsing. So cool. We ate dessert in bed and then went to bed. It was a really good last day in New York.
|Snap shots from New York|
The way back was a little bumpy. One of the subway lines we needed to get to the airport was shut down but MJ is so awesome at figuring things out that he found us a new route. We had to get off in Queens and take another subway but we made good time only to find out that the plane we were supposed to be getting on was so delayed that it would make it impossible to make our next connection. We managed to barely make it on a different flight. We didn't get to sit next to each other which sucked, but it was better then having to go all the way to New Jersey to catch a different flight or being stuck at our layover destination without another flight. Aside from that little snafu United is awesome. You get your own personal TV in the seat back in front of you with free Direct TV and movies. Normally, when I get on a long flight it's like entering some kind of black hole of hell and I have no idea when it's ever going to end but they have this cool countdown that tells you and there is plenty of leg room anyway so I didn't feel like a canned sardine. I watched three movies and the flight flew by.
That concludes my Buffalo/New York City recaps. It's funny because before I start writing I always feel a little overwhelmed and I can't remember any details from the trip but once I get started it all comes back to me, I remember too much and end up including all of these little random details that are totally not essential to the actual telling of the trip but certainly things that I'll want to look back on and remember later.
Nine days, four posts. The End.
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