Taking the Subway to Lower Manhattan, to the Financial District
Friday, Day 6, was a really fun day! Koen and I started with the Financial District, seeing Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange before having a delicious lunch at the Shake Shack. After our burgers, fries, and milkshakes, we walked off the calories along the Brooklyn Bridge enjoying the sun and clear skies. After walking to Brooklyn, we took the subway to Midtown because on Fridays from 4 to 8PM, the Moma is free! There is so much wonderful art at the Moma, and I could take photos, so there will be another post dedicated to the Museum of Modern Art. Afterwards, we headed back to Chinatown and induldged in cupcakes from Molly’s Cupcakes in Greenwich Village.
Federal Hall, the nation’s first capitol building and the place where George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States of America
New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street
City Hall Park
City Hall Park
City Hall Park, facing City Hall
City Hall Park facing south
Long line outside of the Shake Shack in Battery Park City – but well worth it we found out!
Closeup of one of the Smoke Shack Burgers – Cheeseburger topped with Niman Ranch all-natural applewood smoked bacon, chopped cherry pepper, and Shack Sauce
Manhattan start of the Brooklyn Bridge!
Beginning of the Brooklyn Bridge, facing Manhattan
Walking toward Brooklyn
Koen and me enjoying our walk
Middle of the Brooklyn Bridge
Cars riding the Brooklyn Bridge
View of the Financial District from the middle of the bridge
Statue of Liberty on the right
Back in Midtown – Charles Scribner’s Sons Building on 5th Avenue
The Museum of Modern Art!
Back in Chinatown with the bikers
Flag for September 11th
Molly’s Cupcakes with Christina and Koen!
Our cupcakes! Crème brûlée, Ron Bennington, and Peach Cobbler
Crème brûlée: Vanilla cake filled with classic crème brûlée custard, topped with carmalized sugar and glazed berries
Ron Bennington: Chocolate cake filled with peanutbutter, and topped with ganache and butterscotch
Peach Cobbler: Vanilla cupcake with streusel top and peach purée filling, topped with whipped cream and a peach slice