Adventures in New York City October 15, 2012


What a city! You can find just about anything here! We don’t come with a well planned agenda, but love to take each day as it comes. While I find some of the subway riders a bit unsavory, the system is by far, more efficient than riding a taxi, sitting in traffic.

The subway system dates back to 1904 and is the largest in the world! It’s too bad more cities didn’t plan for this form of transit, way back then. The old mosaic tiles were hand cut back then and newer installations have been added since.


A variety of hats, such as this, worn by famous New Yorkers in history, were installed in 2002.

Once we arrived at the 23rd Street Station, near Madison Square, we headed to a favorite spot, Eataly. If you’ve read my blog for long, you’ll remember last year’s report!



You’ll find fresh pasta, desserts, and pizza being prepared, along with amazing displays of meat, fish, poultry, coffee bars, wine, cook books, a roof top beer garden…a gourmet extravaganza! We gave the pizza high marks!


The wood burning pizza ovens were so hot that it took less than five minutes to cook our pizza. Come to think of it, I think it took about that much time to eat! The young men behind the counter spoke Italian, creating a more authentic Italian ambience and a delicious lunch! The brainchild of celebrity chef, Mario Batali, I hope you’ll check this place out, if you’re ever in New York!

Afterwards, we strolled the park across the street. We also walked through the street side open air food court, full of lunch time office workers. Of course, Mr. Wonderful was drawn to the rib cart!

Like I say, you’ll find just about everything here!


Ciao, baby!

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  1. Julia on October 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Barbara and thanks for coming over to my blog today!
    Great post about New York. I don’t live to far from NYC and we love taking family trips to the CITY.

    • Barbara Bussey on October 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Julia,
      Your blog is beautiful! And you’re so lucky to be close to the BIG city!
      All the best,

  2. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on October 16, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Barb…I so love NYC!…I have not been to Eataly…that will definitely be on “the list” the next time!…so glad you had a great time!…I shall definitely consult with you prior to our next NYC trip!

  3. Donnamae on October 16, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Great post…love the ceramic in the subway! I have a vague memory of NYC…only been there once, when I was just 13. Yes, a long, long time ago. Eataly looks so good! Do you ever get to see some shows? That’s on my list! 😉

  4. classic • casual • home on October 16, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Thanks for the fun little vacation! Great photos.

  5. Cynthia on October 16, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Great pictures you really captured the City. Glad you had fun.


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