New York | Charging Bull, Broadway & Times Square

by - August 17, 2017

Hello everyone and welcome back to another New York posts. If you read my previous post then you know I divided up the posts because it would've been way too much. So with that being said lets continue with the three day. 

Day Three:

Our morning plan was to head out to see a mural. On our way to the mural we realized that the mural was not there. (ahhh) Apparently they painted over the mural, so it was just a white wall. I was in disbelief because we had taken the bus since it wasn't walking distance. By the way, we had many fails within the trips and yes this was one of them. And for this reason we just ended up walking to breakfast. In the process we passed by buildings and small murals.

When we finally arrived at Two Hands restaurant/shop; off the bat it reminded me of Egg Shop. Very hipster and small, but as well cute. I ordered Acai Bowl: frozen blueberries and bananas, cacao and acai powder with almond milk, topped with granola, coconut, cacao nibs, chia seeds, blueberries and raspberries. Yes, I know its basic and I can easily get an Acai Bowl anywhere in California, but I was really craving it and it sounded good at the moment. I do have to say though, its a pretty good serving size and it tastes good as well, but I just wish the granola wasn't so hard. I caught myself chewing hard just to eat the granola. It came to the point where I was avoid eating it. But the customer service was very nice and the atmosphere was great too. I would go back to this shop, but I would definitely order something else.

After breakfast we explored more of Little Italy and Chinatown. However everything seemed the same just many different restaurants and people.

After Little Italy and Chinatown we decided to just continue walking. (We walked everywhere!) We passed through Columbus Park. Weird thing was that I saw no statue of Christopher Columbus instead there was a statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. It was not what I was expecting and there were a lot of Asians gambling as well; Although, there are many signs saying no gambling.

After Columbus Park, our next walking destination was City Hall! There were many beautiful buildings as well of art. Close to City Hall was World Trade Center, so we ended up walking there. Unfortunately, there was a lot of construction; which was difficult to find our way around the World Trade Center. But right behind WTC was 9/11 Memorial. 

After figuring our way to the 9/11 Memorial; we finally arrived and it was beautiful! I felt a type of way. It was the saddest thing just seeing both the north and south pools. And the fact that the pools were surrounded by the names of the victims of 9/11 was amazing! I absolutely loved it!

Since we were basically right next to Liberty Park we sung by and saw The Anne Frank Tree. Now listen. For some strange reason I wanted to go to the New York Exchange, why? I have no idea I just wanted to go you know? Well it was legit a mission to get there and being able to find it, but honestly I got scammed. I did not know it was private and there was going to be security everywhere. Meaning I was not able to go in and of course there was construction so all I saw was the outside. *crying face* But I guess that was okay we ended up at going towards Bowling Green.

Bowling Green, is a park where the Fearless Girl and the Charging Bull is located. Fun Fact: The Fearless Girl was actually installed on March 7, 2017 representing International Women's Day. "Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference"

After the Bowling Green Park we made it to the Battery Park. Now this is the park where you can take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We were ready to go, but we needed food in our system! After all the walking and the heat we were starving, but the closest restaurant was Battery Gardens Restaurant. It was the most high class/ fancy restaurant that has a view THAT I ever been too. I was like *eye emojis* I want to eat here. After reading the menu the only thing I knew and understood was Clam Chowder along with dessert. Dessert was a New York style cheesecake. IT WAS HEAVENLY! Expense of course, but heavenly. Worth every penny. 

After eating lunch we went to Castle Clinton National Monument to buy our tickets to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. As we were waiting in line there was a sign saying after 3:00 pm you are only able to visit one of the island; of course your choosing. We looked at the clock and it was 3:30 pm. We missed it but 30 minutes.So we ended up leaving because the purpose was to see both islands. So we ended up going home and this time we actually took the subway back because BOY!! We got back to our hotel and rested.

After napping and resting we went to Yaya Tea to try it out. It was not milk tea, so the Tea shop was new to me and it was good too. We walked happily to the subway station with Teas in our hands on our way to Times Square

Our Subway stop was in front of Broadway. Neither one of us were interested in Broadway, but here is a picture anyways. We continued walking and we did a little shopping and exploring of Times Square. We walked into M&M's World, Hershey's World, Disney Store, NY Gift shops, etc. I was in love with all the lights and people. Funny part is that I can get really claustrophobic, but I liked to atmosphere of Times Square. There were so many stores as well. It was overwhelming not going to lie but damn!

We ended our night at Carlo's Bakery. And I was so stoked because it was Cake Boss's bakery. I grew up watching Buddy and his family baking and creating cakes; so yeah I was pretty excited for this. So I ordered a cheesecake and a cannoli. Little did I know she had written down, a dipped cheesecake. Now, everyone knows that I don't like chocolate well at least not all at once like that. So I was not a fan of the cheesecake; plus the cheesecake was warm. The cannoli, I thought that was way too sweet. I was somewhat disappointed, but hey I at least went and got to try it. And well after Carlo's Bakery we called it a night.

Thank you for reading day 3 of New York. I know its a lot right? Well I still have 3-4 days so what I'm going to do is highlight key points for the next blog because I can probably still be here by the end of the year talking about New York lol. So maybe expect two more blog posts and that will be done.

Day 1 and 2: Here.

Yours Truly,
Lizzeth Rodriguez.

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  1. Girlll! I wanna know about the hotel! Lmao

  2. I wish the fearless girl was installed when I went. The one touristy place I didn't go when I went was the 9/11 memorial. I just couldn't, I really wanted to go but I feel I would cry the entire time, so instead my bf and I enjoyed it from a distance. Time Square is so overwhelming! After going once I was like yeah not coming back here anymore during this trip! I'm surprised you guys didn't go to Shake Shacks, unless you did and it will be in a later post.

    1. It was so sad. I couldn't just stand there and take a picture like everyone else. I can only take pictures of it because it was just so sad and it didn't feel right. Time Square was overwhelming! We actually didn't go to Shake Shack. 😕 And I heard that's it's really good too!

  3. It's so pretty. I really want to visit New York someday.