NYC + 9TH AVE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

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As you can tell by the title, this post is about our recent trip to New York City (NYC).

May 18, Thursday. We left at 7 am, and hubby flew from Charlotte to Newark at 3 pm – lucky him. He had to go to work in the morning so he flew instead, then we picked him up at Newark airport at around 7 pm. It was about 10-12 hours drive from our house to New Jersey and about 10-15 minutes walk to George Washington Bridge from where we stayed.

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G.W. Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge over the Hudson River that connects Manhattan, NY and Fort Lee, NJ. I actually walked across the G.W. Bridge in 2011 when the weather was freezing cold.

May 19, Friday. We attended Sequoia Fund Investors Day/Meeting at The Plaza Hotel in NYC. Sorry, I did not take any pictures of the hotel, so I Googled one for you guys. According to Deb, it was every girl’s dream to have their wedding or reception at The Plaza Hotel. I could really tell why. The hotel’s Grand Ballroom is so lavish, and pricey for sure.

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After the meeting, we headed for lunch at Rue 57 French Bistro and because I did not take any pictures of my sandwich, I don’t remember exactly what sandwich I ate. I promise you, it’s really good.

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After lunch, we did a little bit of walking in the city. Because it was hubby’s first time in NYC we need to show him St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This Neo-Gothic style cathedral is a prominent landmark of NYC. It was really great to see a Gothic architecture in a city where all you can see are high-rise buildings.

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If you were captivated by the exterior of this cathedral, I am sure that the interior will amaze you just the same.

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Have you ever heard a music played with pipe organ? The sound and music it plays is beautiful.

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May 20, Saturday. We explored more of the city. We were also lucky that NYC was having their 9th Avenue International Food Festival

 

There were lots of food stalls and also shops that offer variety of interesting things from I LOVE NY shirts and caps to pieces of jewelry and other crafts.

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These might look chicken drumsticks but it’s not. These are turkey legs/drumsticks. Honestly, I wasn’t crazy about them before, but now, I loved them.

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I have shared this on my Instagram days ago. This guy sells shredded ice cream. I was tempted to buy, but it was a little pricey and it was also cold that day.

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Remember when I said there were also shops selling interesting kinds of stuff and crafts? Well, take a look at these colorful coin purses? Aren’t they so crafty beautiful?

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These are what I call charms, but you can call it pendants. You can use these as your necklaces’ pendants or as for me, I’d use them as planner charms.

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Jewelries. There are actually lots of them. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take more pictures because every shop was just too crowded.

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Interesting crafts? Yeah? Check this picture out.

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you’ll also see some interesting people.

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We also took the Circle Line cruise where we see the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty from the river. Here’s my picture with Mommy Barb and Lolo Carl – the best Lolo.

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Who else feels really sad while looking at the One World Trade Center or also known as the Freedom Tower? I don’t know why I always feel sad whenever I am looking at it.

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And here’s another picture of NYC skyline. In 2011, I went up to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building – I was shaking of course, but I got to meet King Kong in person.

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Brooklyn bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the US.

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And here’s Liberty – a gift from France to the people of the United States.

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Here’s a picture of Mommy and Lolo. Aren’t they lovely?

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After our Circle Line tour, we had a great dinner at one of the restaurants off 9th Ave. I wasn’t able to take pictures of our food because I was very hungry. After dinner, we headed to see Time Square.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. I’ll see you in my next post which is Time Square by Night.

 

– LOVE, ROSEMARIE –


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