Sunday, October 12, 2014

Greenery/Scenery

While we were in NYC, my sister Barbara and I each noticed that the other was taking a lot of photos of greenery and scenery..... we commented that we enjoy showing others who think of NYC as a "concrete jungle" that it is anything but...... So from Astoria, Queens to Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and to Williamsburg, Brooklyn... here is some of the BEST of the greenery.....

Astoria, Queens 

Bronx 




Bronx Zoo



Brooklyn Botanical Garden 



Governor's Island 




Greenpoint, Brooklyn 


Madison Square Park 

Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Bryant Park 




Dumbo, Brooklyn 


Staten Island 




Central Park 

Central Park

Washington Square Park 

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn 



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dining in Greenpoint

Perhaps we have NOT done justice yet to the yummy food that we ate while in Greenpoint itself.....

We passed this restaurant EVERY time we headed to the subway station..... it always had folks enjoying themselves.... (bursting with folks on the weekend)   We NEVER made it there to eat.... 
Guess we will have to return!! 

This is the restaurant that we tried the last time we were in NYC, so we knew we were going to enjoy the meal there.... before Barb left early in our visit we had a great dinner there.... Just as last time, there appeared to be a tour group sitting at the large tables along the middle of the restaurant.... Even though the kitchen is small, we were delighted with the service and the meal itself.... 

Here is where we celebrated my birthday!   We had Meredith, her friend, Bobby, John and me.... it was quite crowded for a Wednesday evening, but that could be because of how tiny it is.... you definitely get the feel you are eating in someone's grandma's old fashioned kitchen....They don't have a liquor license so you are allowed to bring in your own adult beverages..... 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Notable "Eats"



Dumbo - Fine Chocolates 

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx - Delicious Italian 

Brooklyn Deli - Excellent! 
Perfect Spot for Before A Show on Broadway 

Delicious Guacamole near Lincoln Center - Rosa Mexicano 


On the Upper East Side - Includes the Garden Dining Area

Madison Square Park 
Food Truck Near Fulton Market 
LOVE the name of this one!

Yummy Brunch - Soho

While we TRIED to be good about eating.... it was so difficult to choose and to NOT overindulge.... Luckily NYC always involves LOTS of walking....