Friday, February 24, 2017

Five on Friday

We just got home from New York City and we're beat so this will be a quick five.

1.  Our hotel, NobleDen, was on the corner of China Town and Little Italy, we figure that's about as close as we'll ever get to heaven.  A boutique hotel, had only around 17 rooms.  We were on the top floor and had a balcony.




2.  The badger went with us and he really enjoyed the balcony.  But he got a bit tipsy and some of the photos are a little blurry.







3.   One of the meals we had in Little Italy was the best Italian food we'd ever had.  Garlic bread, Chicken Cacciatore and Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil.  We also had a House Salad that had the most heavenly dressing on it.  We were going to order 2, but the waiter said 1 would feed us both and he was right.



Our restaurant, small, but wonderful











3.  We rode the Hop on-Hop Off Bus to sightsee.  But we had to go to the Empire State Building to turn in our vouchers and pick up our tickets.  The hotel said we could take the subway, but we chose to walk, somewhere between 3 and 4 miles, on city streets and dodging about a million people.
Empire State Building from the back.  We didn't go up as we'd done that on an earlier trip to NYC



4.  We did the southern loop of the bus tour first as we wanted to see the Twin Tower Memorial.

The names of all who died there are written on the frame that goes around the memorial.  It was very moving.



5.  We loved walking through the Chinese markets each day.











That's just some of our adventures, what a great city, but I'm just a country girl at heart and I could not live in a city that big.
Do join Amy and the other bloggers at Five on Friday.






















35 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful visit to NYC Janet! Your hotel looks very nice, especially with the added bonus of the balcony. The food looks so yummy ;)
    Wendy

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  2. Glad you had a wonderful time - the Italian meal looks yummy.

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  3. What a great trip you had in the big city! The Italian food makes me hungry. My best to you dear, Pat

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  4. Looks like a great trip. The Noble Den looks like a great, central hotel.
    Enjoy your weekend
    Helen

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  5. Looks like you had a really fun trip! I lived in New York (the state) for 20 years, but never got to visit New York City. I really should plan a visit.

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  6. I've never been to New York City and it looks like you had a great time there. The meal you showed is making me hungry. It's almost dinnertime here, but we won't have such a plateful here at home. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. So lovely to see views from New York! I have never been, it's pretty far from Finland. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Nothing like a city break to lift spirits and make you appreciate home more. Glad you had a good time :) B x

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  9. The location of your hotel was a good one! You must have had good views day and night. Badger is adventurous to sit on the wall of your balcony! Your Italian meal looks great! The walk around the Chinese neighbourhood looks interesting. Thank you for sharing the sights you saw of New York. I'm sure you are needing to relax now so have a good weekend!

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  10. Sounds like a great break away. I am the same I love to visit a City but like you I am country girl and wouldn't enjoy living in a big city.

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  11. Looks like you had a wonderful time, and it looks like Badger had a great time too:)

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  12. It looks like you had a fabulous time. It must be very moving visiting the twin tower memorial, all those names. The food looks very appetising.

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  13. It's a great fun to walk around a city for the first time.

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  14. I really enjoyed your tour, it looks like you had a brilliant time, although quite tiring if you were walking everywhere. So much to see. 😊

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  15. I've been to New York twice and not once did I get to see Chinese market. I do remember how busy it was and how crowded but I like it there.

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  16. Nice to see you again!
    It must have been an exciting trip to New York. My husband went to new York for his job, but I have not been there.Thank you for taking me to your tour.
    When are you going to visit Kyoto this year?

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  17. Nice to see you again!
    It must have been an exciting trip to New York. My husband went to new York for his job, but I have not been there.Thank you for taking me to your tour.
    When are you going to visit Kyoto this year?

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  18. I have never been and the thought of going intimidates me! I guess I'm a country girl at heart too. But I'd love to go someday.

    Cindy

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  19. Your trip looks wonderful. GLad you had fun.

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  20. wow!! yummy food.. love the pictures..

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  21. New York is on my Bucket List as part of a cruise!
    Italian food is a favourite here too - yours looked wonderful!
    What a lucky Badger to visit NY with you - he will have plenty of stories to share with his friends haha!
    Yes the memorial is a great reminder of that tragic day and loss of all those people.
    Thinking about it now it seems unbelievable that something like that could ever happen.... sadly we're living in a frightening world.
    Shane

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  22. I'd love to visit New York, Carly went a few years back before we had the kids and had an amazing time

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  23. Fun adventure and what a nighttime view from your balcony. I want to get there to see the memorial and Ellis Island now that it is open for tours. Some of my relatives came through there. Hope you are enjoying this fabulous weather we are having this weekends.

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  24. I would love to visit New York one day, glad you had a good time. x

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  25. I have live in San Francisco and other large places, but New York scares me. I have avoided it all my life. You make it seem doable and enticing. Next to China Town would be my spot too!

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  26. I knew you loved Bears but Badgers ?
    Badgers are a big favorite in our family.
    Lucky you, all the snow seems gone.

    cheers, parsnip

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  27. Sounds like a fun trip! Way too many people for us! :)

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  28. Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I would love to visit New York again as it is many years since I was there.

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  29. When I was in New York years ago, I loved little Italy and China town. My husband is Italian and it was such a fun !

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  30. NY is an amazing city but I couldn't live there. Too frantic.

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  31. Everything about your trip to New York sounds and looks wonderful. I hope one day to have the joy of visiting that amazing city.

    Wishing you a beautiful week ahead...
    Brenda

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  32. Sorry I'm playing such late catch up Janet! But I"m so happy you shared your travels! I love seeing your adventures and now I"m really craving pasta. Lol! I haven't been to NYC since I was in grade school - but I would love to go back. ::sigh:: Someday!
    Blessings on the week ahead. xoxo

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  33. It looks amazing. I'm glad you had a good time. x

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  34. Lovely to see your pictures.
    Glad you had a good trip.

    All the best Jan

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