NYC. The city that never sleeps. The concrete jungle. So immersed with different cultures. I’ve never been to a place so unique. And if you haven’t gone, you need to go. There’s so much to do it’s almost overwhelming. It’s definitely a place I have to visit again, but let’s jump right into the things I was able to check off my bucket list.
Where did we stay?
We actually didn’t stay in NYC. We got the cutest little Airbnb in Jersey City. It’s very close to the city and near Hoboken. There’s a lot of eateries and small cafes in walking distance. One place had the best bagels and homemade cream cheese.
I wish I had taken more pictures, but it was absolutely gorgeous. The bathrooms had heated floors and rainfall shower heads. The decor gave the apartment so much character. I was like dang, I need to redo my decor when I get back home lol.
It actually looks like the picture lol
Where did we eat?
The first night we hung around in Hoboken. We visited Carol’s Bake Shop. I had a chocolate hazelnut lobster tail (so good) and my best friend tried their red velvet cupcake. For dinner we went to a place called East L.A. They give you more than enough food for a very reasonable price.
Sunday we had brunch at the Woodland in Brooklyn. I highly recommend this spot. Music was on point and the food was impeccable. They also have unlimited mimosas and they mean unlimited. I could barely finish one glass before Anthony, our waiter, was pouring more.
Jerk Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash
We tried an authentic Italian restaurant and a place called Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar in the Rockefeller Plaza.
Now, the way they do the bill still baffles me but be prepared to either bring cash or spilt the bill evenly because they charge by the table instead of by individual.
How did we get around?
Of course we took the subway. We rode it from Brooklyn to Times Square. If you’re good at reading maps then it’s not hard to figure out which train to get on/off and where. Or you can just ask people like we did.
We also took the ferry from Jersey City to Manhattan. I think this was probably my favorite mode of transportation.
And of course we used Lyft. I was not a fan of going in the tunnels though. Holland Tunnel has missing tiles and leaks. Chile I saw a final destination situation happening and I wasn’t feeling it at all lol.
What did we do?
Honestly, I was amazed at how much we did in 3 days. We probably spent the most time in Manhattan and Harlem. We did so much so it’s just going to be easier for me to list them.
- Times Square
- Rockefeller Center
- 9/11 Memorial
- Apollo Theater
- Junie Bee Nails
- Schomburg Center of Research in Black Culture
- Central Park
- Grand Central Station
- Harriet Tubman Statue
- Fredrick Douglass Statue
- Brooklyn bridge
I know this post is long but if you couldn’t tell already, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I had the best time with the best group of girls. Next time I definitely want to check out some of the museums and try more restaurants (I love to eat). I can’t wait for the next girls trip.