New York, New York 

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!

Good eats:

  • Blue Smokeby 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 

Times Square

The “FRIENDS” appartment 

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