We headed out on his birthday and got in the NYC around lunch time. We had set up reservations for three bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village and had to pick up the keys after three so we had a little time to kill. We dropped off are bags and headed out to get some lunch at Grey's Papaya.
After our first taste of New York we decided we would check out tickets to a Broadway show. We headed down to Times Square where they sell discount tickets to shows that night, and after about half an hour in the line we decided we wanted to see Billy Elliott! After we got our tickets we got rained on, but headed back to get our bags and then out to find our apartment. Once we were settled in we got ready for a big night out on the town. The show was great and we were all really glad that we ended up seeing Billy Elliott.
After the show we were all hungry so we found a place to grab something to eat, which turned out to be delicious NY style cheesecake!
After the sweets kept us up long enough to get back to our beds we all crashed. The following morning, Jim and Amanda headed out to breakfast with some friends and then Brian, Kim, Mikey and I decided to go grab some breakfast nearby and then walk over to Washington Square Park. We wondered around and then we decided to head over to NYU and look for their bookstore for some souvenirs. After picking out some souvenirs we met back up with Jim and Amanda and headed out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We finally got through the ticket line and then the security line and made it on the boat out to see Lady Liberty. We were running short of time to be able to see both so Jim and Amanda decided to head to Ellis Island and Brian and Kim and us decided we would give it a try to get around the Statue of Liberty really quick and jump back on the boat to get over to Ellis Island. We made a quick trip around the statue and got back on the boat to go see Ellis Island.
After our trip out we walked over to Ground Zero. We couldn't see very much of what they were building and we couldn't get tickets to get in to the Memorial that had just opened. We could see the new skyscraper that is being built and the firefighter memorial. After we looked around we stopped by the fire station that was right next store and picked up a souvenir shirt for Mikey's mom.
After we had walked around we headed over to the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) since they are open on Friday nights for free. Since the subway went through Grand Central Station on our way to the Museum, we decided to stop and look around there. After a quick stop we hit the Museum, we all split up and tried to see everything we wanted to see in the quick two hours we had there.
After the MOMA we were all hungry so we decided to hit up Katz's Deli. It has been on the Food Network for their pastrami, corned beef, and turkey sandwiches. It was also in the movie When Harry Meet Sally. We all ordered what she had! Just kidding, but we all left stuffed and exhausted.
Stay tuned for the last day...