Day one: Downtown and Brooklyn
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December 26th, 2007 – by: marcelfahle
Anyway, so far Ewa hasnâ€™t seen so much from New York, which had a coole effect on her when she first saw the impressive Skyline of Lower Manhatten when we arrived at Brooklyn Heights promenade on the East River (with noisy Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway) below.
After that we had a Pizza for Lunch in Grimaldiâ€™s, just below the bridge. This place is absolutely awesome! Lonely Planet says itâ€™s one of the best Pizza places in NYC and for me it was one of the best I had in my whole life and I had a few really good while ravelling through italy. What I like besides the food is that Frank Sinatra is everywhere. Theyâ€™ve got lots of photos on the walls and the Jukebox is playing his songs. When we arrived, there were just a couple of seats left in the restaurant, but when we left, there were people waiting in a line outside. Iâ€™ve never seen something like this. Oh, by the way, there I had my first local beer, a Brooklyn Lager. Very good, very cheap and very NYC
We went a couple of more blocks through Brooklyn in the area around Manhattan Bridge before crossing the East River on the famous Brooklyn Bridge.
After that we made our way through downtwon, visited the town hall, Woolworth building, Ground Zero, Wall Street, Battery Park and, what I like most in this area, the old colonial buildings on Pearl St, what looks so cool ad charming in between of all those skyscrapers. There I had another, very good beer, but I donâ€™t rember this name nor did I took a picture.
At the end of the day we had a nice dinner at Bubba Gumps on Times Square, on of my favourites, because of the awesome atmosphere and unbelievable friendly staff.
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