Our third day in NYC
began with a subway ride to NYU and a walk to a local coffee shop. We grabbed some coffee and breakfast, and
walked to Washington Square Park to enjoy some people watching while we ate. After "loosely" planning our
adventure for the day I took a few pictures at the park, and we continued on
our walk to the Greenwich Village area, specifically Bleecker Street.
Sue shopped and I took the time to capture more street shots. The Village has some really cool local shops and some touristy places too. Amy's Bread and Murray's Cheese would be classified as the touristy places, and they were packed. Another round of coffee, and it was off to the subway
I didn't tell Sue where we were headed because based on earlier conversations I knew she was not interested in the particular area of New York City. However, since this was my "photo walk," I figured it would be worth a quick stop in China Town and Little Italy, walk around, grab a drink, take some photos, and back on the subway. Well, that is pretty much exactly what we did, and it produced an accidental favorite from the trip. As we walked the streets there was an open fish market, I stopped took a shot and moved along. It wasn't until I uploaded the image that I saw the sign on the scale, which makes me like this image even more. Next stop….Brooklyn.
The plan for Brooklyn, was to subway over to Brooklyn, find a pizza place that Sue remembered from a previous trip, eat, and then walk the Brooklyn Bridge back to Lower Manhattan. The plan was executed to perfection. I will also give my directionally challenged wife credit for locating Juliana's Pizza. The entire Brooklyn Bridge experience was one of my highlights of the entire trip. It was my first time, so I had built it up in my mind, and it delivered. My only recommendation would be to try and plan your trip for a week day. We went on the weekend and the bridge was wall to wall people, and I am told the week days are less crowded.
The day was done and we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and head out for the evening. During our trip we specifically didn't make pre-determine plans, other than one dinner reservation (Peter Luger on Day 2) and this evenings trip to The Top of The Rock. Neither of us have been to the top, so we thought it would be a nice thing to experience together. I booked our tickets based on the time the sun would be setting, so that I could capture NYC at night. The whole experience lasted about an hour, and according to Sue is a much better experience and view than The Empire State Building.
We walked around Time Square for a few minutes, and walked back to the hotel for some drinks. Day 3 was in the books and we were excited to spend Day 4 in Central Park and head home that evening. More to come on Day 4...
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