The view from our apartment
Me and Abby had to go to Queens on a side trip. Noel's wedding was moved up to September and the David's Bridal shop at home freaked out when they found out we would not be back for a week, so they said to find the David's up in NY and order our dresses that week. So we Google'ed it and the nearest one was in Queens. We had a Sister Adventure! We finally found David's Bridal, got our dresses ordered and stopped for ice cream!
Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, some people went to Battery Park and Central Park!
That evening, we met at City Hall Park. I love that little park! It has a beautiful fountain where I like to take pictures! After the pics, we set off across the Brooklyn Bridge! The bridge is really cool, and people were jogging back and forth across the bridge. We had great views of the city too! However, we did not realize how LONG the bridge was!! Whew!! And, if you ever do this, get off at the 1st "exit" in Brooklyn! Otherwise, you have to walk another mile or so (it seems) before you can turn off! We did not do this and so we looped back around to get to the restaurant we were going to.
more of the view from our apartment!
Oh well...we walked our pizza off before we even ate it! We ate at a GREAT hole-in-the-wall pizza place, run by "real" Italians, called Grimaldi's! It is tucked up under the bridge in Brooklyn! THe place was jamm-packed and you just wait outside on the sidewalk. Inside, you can watch the cooks tossing the dough around and the walls are crowed with pictures of guests with the owner! (I'm guessing Grimaldi himself) We enjoyed our pizza and cokes and then went to the waterside to look at the beautiful New York skyline! (we took the subway home)
Then, we decided we wanted to venture to Greenwich Village to find Magnolia Bakery. Magnolia's is famous for their cupcakes! They have been featured in magazines and TV shows.
We found Magnolia's finally and, even late at night, there was a wait to get in. The bakery is very small and they only let in a few customers at a time, so the "Cupcake Bouncer" lets people in and out. Once you're in, you pick up a bakery box and fill it with whatever you want! The cupcakes come chocolate or vanilla, and with different icings and sprinkles! I chose a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles! YUM!! Everyone who gets their goodies from the bakery sits across the street in a little park to eat them! It was interesting to sit and people watch in that little park! All kinds of people were there, from theater-goers, our group of college students, to couple on dates!
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Grimaldi's Pizzaria is located in Brooklyn, tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge. It's a hole-in-the-wall place, but run by "real" Italians, running aroun… read entire review