Last month, Jake and I took the Mid-Atlantic by storm. We spent a day in Philadelphia, then headed to New Jersey to spend a weekend with Kristin and Jeff. Today I’m going to share the New York portion of the trip! Jake took most of these, because he’s fancy. (I mean, click to enlarge that night time skyline photo. Gorgeous.)
We started off in Brooklyn for Smorgasburg, which is aptly called a glutton’s paradise. There are over a hundred food vendors, and we had a great time sampling and pigging out. The best part was hands down the ramen burger! (So good, a scarf photo was in order.)
We split off from K & J and (with their wonderful instructions) took the subway to Grand Central Station. Jake took about a million photos for a time lapse (watching the movement of crowds of people is so interesting) and then we headed out to walk to Times Square.
We did some wandering to get ourselves to the Nederlander Theatre. There was a bit of arguing as we worked out who got to be chief navigator, probably fueled by my hightened emotions about going to see Newsies. (Newsies was something my late grandmother and I loved together, and it was Mother’s Day too, so it was a little overwhelming for me.) But hey, who goes on a vacation without getting into a navigational argument? It’s not complete without at least one.
Seeing Newsies live was so amazing. It was my goal to get to New York while it was still on Broadway, and I so didn’t think it would happen. So getting to do it was a dream. The choreography was so much fun and–big surprise– I cried a lot. I have some objections to some of the changes for the stage adaptation, but I was so happy to just be there that I don’t even feel like I need to critique it. It was all about the nostalgia for me.
After the show, Kristin and Jeff picked us up and we headed for a stroll in Central Park. We also caught a youth orchestra playing there!
Then John’s for pizza. K & J are the best food guides on the planet: it was crazy good. We were so busy eating that we didn’t even take photos (other than this one), even though the restaurant is gorgeous. It’s a converted church and has a lovely ceiling.
We spent some time soaking in night time Times Square while Jake took another time lapse. Also, Spiderman was crazy. Then K & J took us to a great lookout spot in Jersey so Jake could take skyline photos! It was a full day and a really late night, but it was damn amazing.
We left the next day, and this is how Kristin and I felt about it. I can’t wait to start planning our next adventure together!