NY Fun and a side trip to Queens!

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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.

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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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The view from our apartment
The view from our apartment
more of the view from our apartmen…
more of the view from our apartme…
and more...
and more...
City Hall Park
City Hall Park
me and Scott for our annual founta…
me and Scott for our annual fount…
City Hall Park
City Hall Park
Me and Abby at City Hall Park
Me and Abby at City Hall Park
pretty City Hall Park
pretty City Hall Park
Aaron being silly
Aaron being silly
Rachel, Amanda, Abby, Hannah and M…
Rachel, Amanda, Abby, Hannah and …
Josh, David, Drew, Taylor and Scot…
Josh, David, Drew, Taylor and Sco…
The whole group!
The whole group!
Abby taking on New York!
Abby taking on New York!
City Hall
City Hall
walking and walking on the Brookly…
walking and walking on the Brookl…
Aaron...
Aaron...
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
me and Scot! yay a good picture!
me and Scot! yay a good picture!
me and Abby on the bridge
me and Abby on the bridge
hmm...ok
hmm...ok
Me and Rach on the bridge!
Me and Rach on the bridge!
looking back to Manhattan from Bro…
looking back to Manhattan from Br…
and, finally in Brooklyn!
and, finally in Brooklyn!
Grimaldis
Grimaldi's
Manhattan skyline from the watersi…
Manhattan skyline from the waters…
Brittany took this awesome pic!
Brittany took this awesome pic!
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
Rach and Brittany
Rach and Brittany
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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
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