Day 3 was a lot of fun for me, because I spent the majrity of it with one of my best friends, who was a previous college roommate, Jessi. She is living in New Jersey, so came over for the day. We walked 5th avenue a bit, went to the Flat Iron district and ate at Shakeshack, and shopped in Chinatown area. It was rainy, but it didn't stop us from having fun! After we saw her off, we finished the day by walking over the brooklyn bridge. This was one of my favorite things from the whole trip. The view was breathtaking, and with the fog, it looked as if the skyscrapers were being sucked up by the clouds. We ate at Grimaldi's pizza, one of the only remain coal, brick-oven pizzarias in the area, after waiting in line an hour. Yes. An hour. And it was very worth it. It was family style seating, so when two people left from one of the large long tables, we went and filled in those seats, sharing elbow room with the people on both sides of us. The pizza was delicious and it was such a fun atmosphere. It was a good mix of locals and adventurous tourists. We ended up eating around 10, and made it back to Lynne's well after midnight. Again, we had a great day, followed by a great night's sleep. :)
And yes, I know food was a theme of the day here as well.
reuniting after 2.5 years
Colby and me on 5th Avenue
Shakeshack-Delicious burgers, concretes, fries and Lemonade
Walking across Brooklyn Bridge toward Brooklyn
Delicious pizza at Grimaldis. Excuse the misted upon hair.
In Brooklyn, with Downtown Manhattan Financial District and the Brooklyn Bridge in the background