No sheep. But that’s OK.
New York – here I am again. There are some places in the world you know you’ll always end up coming back to. New York is without a doubt one of those places for me. It has a draw, a magnetism that never gets old. And each trip has a different feel to it.
This time the thing I noticed the most was the food. Absolutely delicious. I’m from London so hardly starved for choice. But every meal I had in New York was really tasty!
- Blue Smoke: by Wall Street. We went there after visiting Ellis Island and I had ribs with kale. Yum!
- Senya: In the East Village. Great sushi. And the best bit about it is that it’s a totally unassuming low key venue. But the food is simply delicious and the staff take the care to explain what’s what to you. We went there with a friend who lives in New York, is a foodie and really loves sushi.
- Baker and Co: Greenwich Village. Tasty brunch. Tasty chicken salad.
- Peasant: I paused before adding this as it is over priced. It has a lovely atmosphere and tasty. But 38 dollars for a risotto is a bit much in my view. Still. If you love Italian food and you don’t mind overspending it’s a really nice stop.
- New York Luncheonette: Standard low key diner next to our hotel. Not worth travelling for per se but a solid option if you’re in the area. We had eggs followed by pancakes with maple syrup. You need to try a diner like this when you’re in town either way.
Things we did:
- Ellis Island museum: Really great if you’re interested in the immigrant story of America. I had wanted to do this for some time and it didn’t disappoint. You really get a feel for what it must have been like to have arrived on a boat from Europe. I had watched the Godfather 2 on the plane over too so that was a good precursor.
- Walk around Greenwich Village: Really great atmosphere. And you get to see the outside of the appartment used in Friends which is at the corner of Grove Street and Bedford Street (pic below)
- Grab a drink on a roof top bar: We happened to be staying at the Kimberly hotel which has a great rooftop bar if you’re in the area.
- Central Park: of course. Every time. Especially if the sun is shining.
Obviously this is just a small taster of everything there is to do in NY so please share any further favourites in the comments below 🙂
View of Manhattan from Ellis island
New arrivals ~ early 1900s
Main processing hall on Ellis Island
The “FRIENDS” appartment