Big Little Big Apple, Part 2

Part 2 of my trip to New York with my amazing big sister! Click here to read all about our first two days!

Friday, 9/30/2016

Rain was in the day’s forecast, so we suited up in rain gear and grabbed our umbrellas! We began with the breakfast of champions, a bagel and coffee, and walked over to the New York Public Library! With an exhibit on Alexander Hamilton and Winnie the Pooh, we were both very happy with our visit!

 

Our next stop was lunch at “Sardi’s,” a New York staple, with my childhood friend Emilie! We had such a fun time and it was a great escape from the rain!

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Sardi’s is well known for showcasing caricatures of famous celebrities!

Next up we headed to the Museum of Natural History! We checked out the prehistoric exhibit as well as watched a video about space, narrated by Neil Degrasse Tyson.

 

Our last stop of the day was a New York Yankees game! We took the subway all the way to the Bronx to get to Yankee Stadium! The rain seemed to have kept away everyone but the true fans (and us) away, but after a healthy meal of a hot dog, fries and beer (well, cider for me), we settled into our seats. Rachel and I bought matching hats, and boy, were we twinning wonderfully.

 

We left around the sixth inning and headed to bed, only shivering a little bit!

Saturday, 10/1/2016

Our last full day in New York, sadly, but we wanted to go out in style! First up? Breakfast at “The Smith” with my Israel friends Amy and Erin!Β It was such a great time, and wonderful to catch up with great friends!

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We then walked across the street to the Museum of Sex! Because what else do you do in New York?

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Afterwards, we randomly stumbled upon a the Korean Parade and Festival in Koreatown!

 

We then met up with an old friend of Rachel’s for some coffee, before deciding what we should do for the evening. Another musical? Why not! What was our musical of choice?Β Something Rotten!

We realized that it was our last day of the trip and we hadn’t had a New York slice of pizza or cheesecake! we quickly remedied both of these things, with a greasy slice of pizza from a random shop and a piece of cheesecake from the famous “Junior’s.”

 

Then it was time for the musical! By far, one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, and probably one of my favorite shows!

 

My friend Lauren then met up with us after the show, and we headed to famous cookie shop “Schmackary’s” where I ate way more than I definitely should.

And then we were left with the dilemma of deciding whether to call it a night at 11:30pm or do something wild and crazy? We chose the latter! We walked to the Empire State Building and rode all the way to the top at 12:30am! It was completely foggy and we couldn’t see anything, but it was such a fun experience and we were both so glad we decided to do it!

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With that, we walked back to our hostel and fell asleep with the sounds of late night NYC as our soundtrack. We left the city the next morning happy, exhausted, and full of wonderful memories!

-Girl in New York πŸ™‚

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