On our last full day, we went back to Rockefeller Plaza and hung out at Top of the Rock. Friends have told me the view is better here than at the Empire State Building, but I just enjoyed going through the Rockefeller building and seeing the history of NBC. The views were breathtaking and we got some nice shots.
I don’t really have a good transition photo from the time we went to Top of the Rock to when we took the subway to Brooklyn later that day, but I do know that we had a hard time finding the original Halal Truck for lunch. Lots of walking and dizzily following my Google maps on my phone, but alas, a belly full of falafel and pilaf later and we were on our way to DUMBO. Seeing the Brooklyn Bridge was another “awe” moment out of many, but memorable, “awe” moments I had in New York. Bridges are just so cool and this one is pretty amazing. I didn’t realize I had a fear of heights until I crossed the bridge and could feel the cars rattling beneath me. Freaked me out but I still tried to appear graceful for the gram.
Ugh, what a handsome guy right.
Such a lovely overlook of the city from DUMBO. My camera was on its last leg of battery so the photos are scarce after the sun started setting. Can you believe I actually ran out of space on my memory card at this moment? But really.. one of the prettiest sights I’ve ever seen.
Bundled as heck. Borderline hobo chic I would think. Forgot to mention that we picked up cream puffs from Bibble and Sip while we were in Midtown and ate them while we were watching the sunset. They were so. SO. GOOD. Wow. We got vanilla cream and matcha, obvs. And they were huge. We were able to snack on them later when we got to our hotel. Cream puffs from Bibble & Sip. Just magic. “Lets Get Drunk AF” Planning to see Brooklyn on our last full day ended up working out perfectly because I got to meet up with some of my dearest high school friends that live in NY. Brooklyn has such a different vibe than Manhattan. Even though we were there for only a few hours, I already felt like it was way more laid back, hip, and a younger crowd it seemed because Manhattan can feel so bougie, which is fine too. We ate at a popular pizza place called Alberta’s and I tried their secret Honey Bee pizza. So yummy. New York style prevails over all other pizzas in my opinion. Shared so many stomach cramping laughs with these ladies that night and danced and drunkenly sang at a bar near NYU. I love these moments.
Day 7 – the final day / a farewell
Our plane was scheduled to leave later in the afternoon so Jay and I decided that our last meal would be some good ole’ NY Chinese food in Chinatown. We ate at Joe’s Shanghai, thinking that it was a dim sum place, but it actually ended up being a really popular spot for soup dumplings! Such an unexpected surprise. I had my first experience struggling to know how to eat a soup dumpling without looking like a fool, but after watching the other people around me (because the restaurant has shared tabletops), I got the hang of it and inhaled those little doughy purses of goodness like it was my last meal. So lady-like of me.
WEW, can’t believe I finally made a complete travel post! I really enjoyed looking back at this trip and recalling the things we did. I felt like these posts fully encompassed my feelings towards this great city and how cool I think it is. Every day felt like I was a child seeing the world for the first time. I love you, New York. Until next time.