On my 3rd day in New York, I did a LOT of walking. I left the hotel at around 11a. My first stop was Washington Square Park.
On my way there, there was another similar looking park.
I walked just a little further until I reached my destination!
I sat down for a second to snap photos and look at puppies. 🙂
I’m sure this place is much more beautiful in the summer when the fountains are running and such.
For me, it was kind of boring, especially because I was alone.
After that, I walked around 10m towards The Greenwich Village.
I stopped at a cute little book store and some other small shops around there. I loved this little village even though I was freezing, I continued to walk around it.
After I walked around pretty much all of it (I think) I decided to head towards the Chelsea Market which was another 10m walk.
I really, really enjoyed the Chelsea Market. Maybe because it was all indoors and away from the freezing cold…I’m just kidding, I would have loved it here even if it had been 80 degrees and sunny out. 😉
There were so many unique stores and eateries here! I even found a Khmer sandwich shop…even though their menu didn’t seem all that authentic to me…I was still happy to see something for the Khmer people. Unlike in Vegas where there’s absolutely nothing for us.
“Num Pang” means bread so their shop name translates to “Bread Sandwich” which is a bit silly to me.
I didn’t eat anything at the Chelsea Market, even though I wanted to try everything. I had my heart set on finding a place to eat in Chinatown.
It was another 10m to walk to get there.
On my way there, I passed an Insomnia Cookies which boyfriend and I used to be obsessed with in MN.
I almost grabbed one but I needed to avoid dairy since I didn’t want a messed up stomach while walking around all day.
I knew I had made it to Chinatown when I saw the green pharmacy with Chinese characters.
I walked around, stopped at a few shops, and then when I felt like my hands were about to fall off from the cold and my tummy was growling–I desperately searched for a place to eat.
In mere seconds, I looked over my shoulder and saw Red Egg.
I ran in and there were no other customers except me!
It was almost 4p but they still had their lunch special going. Yay! My whole meal was only $10 and some change.
I ordered the Chicken & Eggplant in Garlic Sauce with Hot & Sour soup, brown rice, and hot tea. It was so very yummy.
When I was done filling my tummy up, I went on the train towards the Museum of Modern Art. They have free admission on Fridays from 4p-9p so I had to check it out.
When I got off the train it was a short walk to get to the museum.
There were a ton of people walking in the same direction as me. They knew about the free night, too.
When I walked in, the place was crowded and hectic. It was quick to get our free ticket but much harder to move around, read, and actually see the artwork and photographs.
I managed to work my way through all 5 levels of art but didn’t really get to actually learn about any of the work or artists. I couldn’t stand all of the shoving and smooshing.
I got a tiny glimpse of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night but there was the largest mob of people around it. People who probably only came to take that one photo and only saw it through their screens.
I got myself out of there as soon as I was done with the 5th level of art.
I made the short walk to Times Square to find the TKTS Booth where they sell discounted Broadway tickets.
I had to decide between The Waitress, School of Rock, and Kinky Boots. I remembered Mia’s lovely review of it so I decided on Kinky Boots!
The show was beyond amazing though I feel some of the choreography was a tiny bit off and I thought it was weird how their mini microphones were in the middle of their foreheads…it made them look like aliens, lol.
The theatre was beautiful and I got a wonderful seat in the middle of the 4th row in the Orchestra section.
When the show was over, I called an Uber because I didn’t want to take a train at 11p. It took my Uber so long to get through the Times Square traffic, I regretted not taking the train until I realized the actors came out to autograph our playbills.
I only wanted an autograph from J. Harrison Ghee the beautiful actor who played Lola and I got it!!!
After I got the autograph, I separated myself from the huge crowd to wait on the curb for my Uber. I saw the other main characters come out for photos and autographs while I waited.
On my 4th day, I paid my hotel to let me stay until 3p (their checkout time was 11a) because I just wanted to sleep all day and get on the plane. I was so done with the cold and all of the walking. My phone told me I walked over 21,000 steps every day I was in New York.
I checked out at 2p because there was this small pop-up ramen shack, Go Ramen! Go Life!, I wanted to try right around the corner from my hotel. (I stayed at the Giorgio Hotel in Long Island City, by the way, and I highly recommend it.)
It’s called a pop-up shack because they make their hours different every day and you have to check their social media to see when they’re actually open.
I ordered the Brooklyn Blend. It was good but….still not better than my favorite spot here in Vegas.
When I finished eating, I went on the journey to find the airport and correct terminal I needed to be in.
When I knew I was getting close to my last train, I saw a cute little restaurant called Beijing Dumplings so I stopped in for a Green Bubble Tea.
I made it onto the last train, the Air Train to Terminal 5, after a few lovely pedestrians helped me find it.
When I checked in and made it through TSA it was 3h before my flight. I shopped around the souvenir stores a little and was so excited to just relax and wait for my plane home.
I spent the whole 3h of waiting putting this post together and when I got home, it was all gone. I didn’t save it properly and all of my photos didn’t upload because I ran out of storage…I was so mad!! But my anger didn’t last long because I was too happy to be home with my babies.
On the flight, I was by the sweetest elderly couple. I watched 2 1/2 movies, some Forensic Files, and Snapped: Killer Couples before we landed. I love JetBlue Airlines, it was such a nice flight.
My boyfriend met me in the airport with beautiful flowers. ❤ I was so happy to see him and to finally be home sweet home!!!
I hope you guys enjoyed my trip to New York posts! I’ll have one more post of all of the knick knacks and souvenirs I bought from there and then I’ll be back to my regular blogging schedule. 🙂