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....





Saturday, September 20, 2014

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church




This church has been our "marker" when we are in the neighborhood..... it was only 2 blocks from the apartment.... when I tried to attend mass there last weekend, I was disappointed to learn that they were using the basement facility instead..... I was thrilled to find the front door open as I walked home from my last stroll around the neighborhood...






So sad that I didn't get to hear this organ..... but mass in the basement was still pretty impressive.....

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Last Walk in Lower Manhattan - Seaport Area

Left the souvenir shopping for the grandchildren for the last day..... after lunch John headed back to Greenpoint I headed back to the Seaport area... Found the souvenirs I was looking for and got to see the renovations that have been made in the area..... lots of local fancy dressed business folks enjoying the beautiful weather for lunch.... a few tourists like me too.....








Last East River Ferry ride back to Greenpoint.... tomorrow I drive that bridge!! 

Final Scenery from Greenpoint

On our last day before leaving for home I took a few more photos of the neighborhood.....




Mural inside a nondescript warehouse.....
 Below is the screen from the closest ATM to our apartment.... it does go to English next....



Painted on a Building at the Approach to the East River Ferry in Greenpoint 

Lunch in Carroll Gardens

Another neighborhood that we had not seen at all was Carroll Gardens..... beautiful area, larger gardens, religious statues as decorations, cute shops.....








Not my actual sandwich because we took ours to the park pictured above...but it looks identical!


Walking in Williamsburg

Last day in Brooklyn..... since we had really only seen Williamsburg (the closest neighborhood to us here in Greenpoint ) by water taxi.... today it was time for a walk.... so while John got a haircut at a local barber I roamed around taking photos of the area...

Notice the contemplative use of a Pabst! 







Since John was not quite ready (first Barber Shop he went to was closed until the end of September)... had to go with Plan B..... I stopped for coffee at Cafe Collette.... very nice servers in a charming spot.... probably a lot busier for lunch and dinner but it was a perfect pitstop in the morning for me... 

Notable aspects of coffee/cafe in Williamsburg.... jazz playing at 10:00 a.m..... offer postcards of your spot....

Postcard free with $3 cup of coffee......