A few pictures from my last trip to NYC. I was finally able to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, about half way through the day of eating all the things/ walking all the miles, and it was pretty wonderful.
It’s something I wanted to do on both my previous trips, but the first time we basically ran out of time, and the second time, it was pouring, and I got distracted by shopping.
Nothing was going to stop me this time, even though it was realllllly cold out, and I was dressed inappropriately for the weather, as per usual.
There were kind of a lot of people there at the beginning, but not everyone walked all the way across, so it kind of thinned out towards the middle.
I was trying to get to DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) area, as instructed by a few of my co-workers who live in Brooklyn, but I didn’t know when exactly to get off the bridge so I’m pretty sure I walked an extra mile and a half, just for fun.
DUMBO was cool, I liked all the graffiti, there are some cool shops, and a glass merry-go-round and the waterfront was gorgeous. It poured rain almost my whole trip, and it was grey and freezing when I walked across the bridge, but just as I was getting down to the waterfront, the sky came out and I got an amazing view of the NYC skyline.
I came across the most adorable restaurant called The River Cafe, it was all covered with ivy, with its own little potting shed right beside it, right on the river. I almost decided to eat there, but it seemed like a pretty nice place, and I looked a bit crazy after spending most of the day walking in the wind and rain, so I decided against it.
Lucky for me, because I found paradise around the corner in the form of Juliana’s pizza (I’m pretty sure heaven is just being in a cozy restaurant beside a pizza oven with a glass of red wine on a frosty day) but I would love to go back and check out The River Cafe next time I’m in town.
I might be going soon, in the next couple weeks actually, and it’ll probably be my last trip for a while since I start grad school in August. I’m trying to make a list of things I want to do while I’m there, but so far all I have is to see the Book of Mormon, and to drink at a rooftop bar, and I think I’d be pretty satisfied if those are the only things I accomplished.