This is a continuation of my previous post, Woody Adventures in NY #1.
Since Little Italy was near Chinatown, we ended up exploring around the area. We had pizza from Lombardi’s and then Thai-style ice cream rolls. The pizza was delicious, but the ice cream was definitely the highlight of my day.
Of course, we also had to try the famous Momofuku Milk Bar cookies. I only got three—one to try, and two to share. My friend Sam and her sisters went all out and bought a ton to bring back home. The cookies were pretty good, but for $2.75? Probably not.
Staten Island Ferry
Instead of spending money on taking the ferry to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty, we decided to just take the Staten Island Ferry (a free commuter ferry). We heard that it passes by the Statue, although there’s literally nothing to do on Staten Island.
Lower East Side
After taking the ferry, we headed back towards the Lower East Side for dinner. We heard about the famous pastrami sandwich at Katz Delicatessen, but I had no idea it costed so much ($20 each sandwich). Although, to be fair, they put an enormous load of meat into the sandwich—sharing a single sandwich with my friend Melody was good enough for me. Of course, after a giant meaty sandwich, we were craving some boba. I was sad that Boba Guys in NY didn’t have all the special drinks that the SF locations had, but the boba was still pretty good.
I had heard about Chelsea Market, another indoor food/art marketplace so we decided to check it out. There was a wide variety of vendors, selling food like noodles and coffee, and general souvenirs like books and jewelry. After eating lunch, we went up to the High Line, a railroad track renovated into a public park area. The view and weather was nice, and there were plenty of benches for people to sunbathe and relax. Apparently the High Line is notorious for nude sunbathers, but luckily I didn’t see any.
Of course I couldn’t leave New York without going to at least one museum. My friend Melody told me that the Met went by a pay-as-you-please system, so we each paid $3 for admission. There was definitely a lot of cool art to look at, but the best part was sitting on the steps outside while enjoying a hot dog.
After New York City, we flew up to Buffalo to see the Niagara Falls. This was my second time visiting, but the sight of the Falls still amazes me. This time around, I got to eat in the revolving dining room inside Skylon Tower. The food was great, but the view was better.
Overall, Woody and I really enjoyed exploring New York. There are so many places I didn’t go and things I didn’t do, so I definitely would want to go and explore again.
Thank you to Sam and her family for letting me go to New York with them.