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First day in New York

May 24, 2011

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This is my first time posting from my phone so I’m not sure how it will turn out…but I am excited to report that I am having a blast during my first few days living in New York.

On Saturday my dad and I explored all over downtown, including some memorable sights in Chinatown.

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And City Hall park:

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We then enjoyed a very late brunch at Frankies Spuntino 17 (17 Clinton st). The restaurant is narrow, with small tables, but manages somehow to still feel spacious and airy, with one white wall and one brick one. The restaurant is so named because it happens to be run by two guys named Frankie, and they liked the idea of the spuntino (snack.) I’m pretty sure that both Frankies were at the restaurant when we were there, at least from what I could remember after checking out their photo on their website. We actually found out about them from the Rochester Italian-American society newspaper. I had the gruyere and caramelized onion omelette, and their thick-cut bacon was phenomenal. Probably worth a non-brunch visit too.

Then yesterday, Dallas and I went to the village to visit Caffe Reggio, reportedly the oldest Italian Caffe in New York. It’s very dark inside, with cozy nooks suitable for chatting with old friends and savoring cappuccino topped with house-whipped cream and a banana split. They also have a pretty wide selection of italian pastries, like Napoleons, sfogliatelle, and ricotta cheesecake.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. liz permalink
    May 24, 2011 3:12 pm

    beth! is your address the one you sent me! I am so jealous. who are you living with!? you know…philly is only 2 hrs away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! weeeeeeee
    bthway..awesome blog post

    • May 25, 2011 8:28 pm

      hey liz!! yeah, that’s my adress 🙂 i am living with a chinese girl who studies piano at a music school in the city. i’m glad you liked the post–i have so much to write about these days! and yes, we should definitely coordinate some summer visits. you can stay with me whenever you want! i’m really excited for your new adventure too…

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