and in the rest of New York, too. A three day weekend never gets you as far as you want.
This is the only photo I took in Manhattan. We explored a new area of Central Park this year, which included the magical Belvedere Castle.
While I complained that I did not get enough shopping time (I did get to duck into Anthropologie, though), our main reasons for going are to eat, see art, and take the child to a Broadway show.
For the eat part, on Day 1 we went to Mas in Greenwich Village. We tried it out on last year's visit, and I think, no matter how long we will have to eat cheap hotdogs as a result, we will do what we can to eat there on future visits. In my book, it is easily the best restaurant in the city. Not that we can compare it to all other restaurants, but I feel that we have a decent enough sample group to select from.
Day 2 consisted of the Museum of Natural History, a trip across Central Park, and then a visit to the Whitney Museum, which had an exhibit of Edward Hopper. My fave piece:
Then, off to dinner at Beacon on 56th Street. Quite good. Not nearly as good as the night before. But when you're in a hurry to see a show, there's only so good you're gonna get. Daughter's choice this year: Mary Poppins. She was enthralled. Dada and I took turns cat napping.
Day 3: Big Brooklyn Day. Why? Because of this show:
We are both obsessed with this show. And I love that intro with all of that gorgeous text.
One of the gazillion beautiful Brooklyn Streets.
That stunning bridge!!! That godawful Verizon building in the background!!!
Crunchy Brooklyn Beach
And the world's most beautiful chocolate shop, Jacques Torres on Water Street in DUMBO. I wish I had taken a photo inside. All dressed up for fall. STUNNING! And the candy is awesome, too. I'm addicted to the Coffee Break Chocolate bars. Wish I had bought more. Hmmmm. Wait, I'll be right back. Mmmmmmm. Man, that's good.
And now, off to run errands in the real world. But, I need to remember, this is the world of reasonable mortgages.