Day One we started out with soup dumplings in Chinatown and man were they delish. I think I tortured my stepdad with the myriad of pictures of food I sent him. Cannot wait to take the rents back to that place. Joe's Shanghai on Pell if you're interested.
From there we wandered Chinatown up to Little Italy to hit Ferrara's for a little sweet snack. Must keep our nourishment up for all the walking you know. Even though it was chilly I opted for gelato, cause I love it!!! And it did not disappoint.
We walked Elizabeth Street because I had been wanting to explore it and it was darling. Of course the street art is always visually stimulating and I found it synchronous that we passed a bear as I had had a dream about bears that very morning.
We continued up to the Washington Square Park Area where Matt showed me a building that had a horrific fire back in 1911. It was the Triangle Shirtwaist Company and 146 people died. You can read about it here. The building is now part of NYU and there is a plaque on the wall to commemorate. See I told you Matt knew crazy facts about this city.
We wandered through the East Village on our way to Midtown to stop at the Modern for a beverage. It is a lovely little restaurant that is part of the MOMA, but first we stopped off at the Seagram Building which is where Matt's dad worked back in the day. It's a splendid piece of architecture and now has a very interesting art piece adorning the front plaza.
We ended the day meeting Derik at Brother Jimmy's for some yummy barbeque. Full day indeed.