Harlem and Brooklyn.
27.09.2015 - 27.09.2015 26 °C
We started our day with a trip to Toms Diner for breakfast, the diner from Seinfeld.
The USA serves the fluffiest, lightest pancakes I have ever tasted. This breakfast set us up for our day walking the Brooklyn Bridge, but first, while we are this far up (110th st) we decided to visit Harlem's Apollo theatre where many greats started off. Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown and even Elton John.
The above photo is of Cathedral Church of St John the Devine - is the largest place of worship in America - Louis Armstrong's memorial service was held here.
There are squirrel's everywhere in NYC - there were two chasing each other around this tree today, totally oblivious to humans.
Harlem had some great shopping, GAP - on sale!! The demographic of people was different and the streets a little less clean. We were made more offers of shopping here on street stalls by people wanting to share their music or products. But it was a great visit and you can understand why many are moving to this area, as the rents are lower in these parts. Mount Sinai hospital is up in the 110's and Columbia University is up this way also.
Next the subway home to drop off our goodies, we looked for the flea markets near The American Museum of Natural History (the museum in night at the Museum), but no luck, so got a hot soft pretzel to eat instead (they have to be hot and soft or they are gross!) then got back in the subway to get the train across to Brooklyn!
Once there, we explored DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass), by wandering along the water back towards the walking path on the Brooklyn Bridge.
The walk across the Brooklyn Bridge was beautiful, busy but lovely views of Manhattan. The Bridge is a very artistically creative structure - great for taking photo's of, as you will see.
After we finished our walk, we watched some street dancers who were amazing - it was like watching a gig from step up!
Then back to the subway to make our way to Alice's Teacup for afternoon tea - scones, sandwiches, Irish breakfast and Peach flower tea - with a dash of Alice in Wonderland magic!
Later that evening, Mum and I went to see a movie (Joan rested her bones) at a cinema near the Lincoln Centre - where we later found out held a premier of 'The Martian' while we were at the theatre - celebs in the next room! Sadly no Matt Damon though, even though he stars in it. Anyway back to our movie, we watched 'The Intern' It was amazing - such a feel good, great movie - Robert De Niro was brilliant in this role - go see it!
Following our movie - we popped into Grays Papaya for a hotdog - a must when in NYC!
I have left you with this image as I forgot to include it last night's blog....... here is a ferris wheel, it is INSIDE the Toys R Us building in Time Square, yep inside!