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.
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!