Thursday, January 5, 2012

Back from NYC!


Hey guys, I am back from a whirlwind trip to New York City. My brother has taken off for an Asian adventure, and he flew out of JFK. So, of course, we had to join him for a couple of days in NYC before he left. I only wish I could have joined him for his 2-month backpacking trek after that, especially now that he's added Japan to the end of it.

Anyway, here is a run-down of our New York adventure, more photos to come. We didn't do everything on my list, but we did most of the stuff, plus extras:

Visited the MOMA
Visited the American Museum of Natural History (the museum from Night at the Museum, mostly)
Went to Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty
Had breakfast at Tiffany's
Ate cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery
Browsed The Strand and wished that I had brought an extra bag for all the books I wanted (bought the Magnolia Bakery cookbook)

Watched the ball drop on New Years Eve in Times Square! (well, very close to it anyway)
Saw the big tree and the ice skaters in Rockefeller Center
Visited the NBC store and wanted to buy EVERYTHING
Saw Wicked, which is now the front-runner for my favorite musical. It was so amazing, and surprisingly close to the book, though not as depressing
Visited Ground Zero
Went to Juniors in Times Square and had the best cheesecake EVER
Went to Ess-a Bagel and had the best bagels of my life (whole wheat everything bagels need to exist in the rest of the world)
I did not have life-changing pizza, I'm still skeptical about the claim that it is better than everywhere else

Went to the Sephora in Times Square and tried out some new makeup
Visited the giant (and extremely crowded) apple store
Visited the FAO Schwartz with the piano from Big (and bought candy) - there were also guys dressed up like Iron Man and Captain America. It was pretty sweet

All in all, my first trip to New York was pretty successful. Please tell me all the things I should catch the next time around (four days is not enough time!).


  1. What fun! I miss living close to NYC (I lived about 2 hours away for five years). It sounds like you did a whole lot in your four days!

  2. None of your pictures are loading for me!

  3. Mandy - Yeah, I'm totally exhausted! I want to go again sometime with a few more days (and maybe warmer weather, traveling with coats is a drag).

    Ashley - that's really weird. I uploaded them through flickr, same as always. Let me know if they continue to not show up.

  4. Okay, I can see them now. Yay!

  5. Yay, Wicked! I read the free sample of the book on my Kindle and really enjoyed it, so I'll have to read the whole thing sometime.

    Ah, I've wanted to go to FAO Schwartz ever since an X-Men comic made it look awesome, haha.

  6. Wicked was so good! It might be my new favorite.


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