A Visit from Hannah (Saturday)

As I mentioned earlier, Hannah-my roommate from college, came to town to visit and to see NYC. We saw a lot while she was here, so I’m going to divide it up into different posts.

First, Saturday. We took the Path to 9th street and had a picnic in Washington Square Park. See those red brick apartments in the back? Have you ever seen I Am Legend with Will Smith? If yes, then they should look awfully familiar!


I had never been to this park before but I have added it to my “favs” list. There are street musicians and dancers, lots of interesting (crazy) people (we saw a man covered in pigeons and another man who had a pigeon as a pet), and it’s right next to NYU’s campus.

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We made our way through the stores in Soho, walked into one shop and realized I have no idea what fashion is anymore, and walked right out. There are so many stores filled with clothes that look like they’re from the 90s. TOO SOON! Am I right?

We briefly walked through Chinatown – just long enough for Hannah to see gross chickens hanging in a storefront. We then went over to Little Italy so we could devour some legit cannolis. “Best in the city,” they say, and I sure believe them! So good.

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At this point, Eva was in need of a nap. So, T.J. took her home (he was such a good sport during Hannah’s visit… he took Eva so much so we could go out and have fun!) and we took a train to the World Trade Center to see the memorial. We reserved our tickets right on our phone, so we didn’t have to wait in much of a line at all or wait to get in. So, word to the wise… if you visit NYC and want to see the WTC memorial, get your tickets online instead of waiting in line. And don’t bring much with you because you go through security. It was so nice not having to bring Eva and the stroller through security.

This was probably my favorite thing we did during Hannah’s visit because I hadn’t seen it yet. The memorial was beautiful and felt like a sacred place. It’s sometimes hard to think of what happened on 9/11 and to be in the exact place where it happened, it’s unbelievable.

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After the memorial, we had dinner at the Shake Shack, and then walked on the Hudson, through Greenwich Village (one of my most favorite areas of Manhattan… such beautiful tree-lined streets, cobblestone, and brownstones), and ended the night at the high-line.

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