This best past of my best week was that MY SISTER CAME TO VISIT!!!! Chelsey came on the megabus and I went to pick her up on Saturday morning. I picked her up on the corner of 7th and 28th and as I was waiting, I went exploring the local shops. Little did I know, I was in the neighborhood of flowers!!!! Beautiful blooms were everywhere!
After I picked her up, we went shopping for jewelry. Chelsey loves the larger-than-life studs and every thing that sparkles and I found a few good places last time I was in the city. I suggest starting on 6th and 38th and working your way downtown. There are so many shops, you will be seeing bling for days.
We then took the subway to Brooklyn. A few lines were under construction so that took a little longer than expected, but we found our way.
We walked around Brooklyn and found some pizza! We wanted to go to Grimaldi's, which is supposed to be the best pizza in all of NYC at 19 Old Fulton Street, but we didn't feel like waiting in the 2 hour line so we headed down the block for a less crowded and posher looking place called Ignazio's Pizza. We only waited about 20 minutes and we got a window seat with a beautiful view of the Brooklyn bridge. The best part was it was only $17 for a nice sized pie. The place was packed full of scary, yet classy looking Italians (we were hoping they were in the real mob) and we loved it.
After lunch we headed to the bridge and started walking. It is 1.3 miles across. It was very sunny and nice, but windy. Walking from Brooklyn to Manhattan is supposed to afford better views than the other direction and we were not disappointed! The Brooklyn bridge was completed in 1883 and was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. It was designed to always be a walking bridge which is awesome because the walking part is on top and beautiful.
Beautiful view of the Manhattan bridge, Empire State Building, and the Chrysler Building!
I love Chelsey's hair in this one!
After our bridge walk, we went through town and walked down Broadway. There were LOTS of jewelry and shoe stores and we just went and stopped at whatever we wanted to look at. I want every pair of these boots, btw.
At 5:30 we met some of my lady friends from work for a dinner out at Lucky Chengs. It is an Asian restaurant, but what makes this place unique is that all of the waitstaff are transvestites. A little crazy, but a fun night. I love the ladies from work and it was super nice of them to take us out!
After our crazy dinner, we took the subway up to Times Square and went to our favorite place, the 4 story Forever 21, and saw the Naked Cowboy man and the lights and all that. It was a beautiful night and a lot of fun!
The next day, while waiting for the train, Chelsey and I went to this nice park in Babylon out on Long Island. It is such a cute little town. Full of amazing old homes and sailboats and little shops.