empire state of mind: part 4

"You come to New York to find the ambiance that will evoke your best. You do not necessarily know precisely what that might be, but you come to New York to discover it." -Dr. James Hillman


Our last full day in New York City. We decided to get up early and enjoy it. We made the plan the night before to head over to the Chelsea Market for Breakfast. Super cute neighborhood. I could have pictured myself in this area. We ate at 202 which was a cute boutique type restaurant/clothing store located in the market. I had the french toast....yum! We spent a good hour in the Chelsea Market and had some gelato for a snack (pistachio and tiramisu) which was delicious! We stepped outside to this little park that looked toward the water and took in the sun. After, we headed to the subway to go to the Empire State Building. We weren't planning on going to the top we mostly wanted to just check out the lower level and say that we went to the building. haha. We continued on through the city and did some more shopping for souvenirs and such. We made our way back to Times Square and sat on the red steps again. Really great people watching spot. We decided it was time for dinner ( a bit early) and went to this place we found called HB burger.

Our next detention was Spring st so I could fulfill one of my desires of going to Rice to Riches. First of all, this is another really cute area. Second of all, Rice to Riches is amazing. The whole place is really neat, funny, and the pudding is sooooo good! I really loved this area of NYC. We found China town and then all of a sudden we were in Little Italy. It's funny that they are so close together. We sat outside a restaurant and enjoyed a bottle of wine! It was the perfect evening. We talked about our trip, life, and summer. It was the perfect ending to a perfect trip to NYC.


We slept in a bit then woke up and started packing and cleaning up Mackys apartment. It was so nice of him to let us stay with him for an entire week. We took over his whole apartment and he even let us sleep in his comfy IKEA bed! :) I did a little Yelp research and found us a place close to Mackys apartment in Brooklyn to go for brunch. It was called The Farm on Allderlly and it was one of the cutest restaurants we went to the entire time we were in NYC and it was super good! I had a tomato,basil, and mozzarella omelet! The best omelet of my life. :)

After brunch we walked back in the humid weather and got our bags from the apartment, we were headed back on our long journey home. We made it back to Sacramento, CA safe and sound. I was thankful I took Monday off. I slept in until noon.

I can't wait to go back to the Big Apple. It was everything I hoped it would be and more.


molly YEH! said...

loooooove chelsea market!! and i'm glad to hear rice to riches is good... i always walk by it but i've never been!

Erica said...

i love that you did a day by day guide! i was hoping you would. and the quotes about new york are perfect :)