Two Days in NYC – Day 2

From my previous post, I spoke about my relatives 2 day visit back in July. I planned a long tiring day that did not go according to plan. So as expected, the same happened for day 2 as well.

My original plan:

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Lunch at XO Kitchen
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Walk to Soho through Little Italy
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Taim – 45 Spring St, New York 10012
3:30pm – 5:30pm
The High Line
5:30pm – 7:00pm
City Hall
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Dinner – Fried Chicken in Koreatown?
9:00pm – 10:00pm
The Spot – Dessert

I am a big fan of XO Kitchen because of the variety of foods they offer in their Hong Kong style cuisine and wanted to share that with my relatives.  Thinking we could walk to Soho from Chinatown, we could see Broadway with all the shops and then take a break at Taim with some snacks and smoothies, take the train to The High Line, then head to City Hall (swinging by the Freedom Tower), and eat some Korean fried chicken, and have some dessert at The Spot Dessert Bar. The dessert and Taim were from my cousin’s yelp list.

Okay, what really happened? We had dimsum for lunch again, but this time in Flushing at the top floor of the New World Mall. We walked around the tiny shops in area and had some bakery goodness at Paris Baguette. After getting lost a few times due to an out of state driver (my uncle), an inexperienced driver (ME), and a confused GPS, we managed to get to the High Line and stayed there for a few hours just walking around. We had a nice and relaxing walk, took lots of pictures and bought some ice cream from L’ARTE DEL GELATO (which was on my cousin’s eatery list). And we ended our day with dinner at XO Kitchen. So at least we were able to eat in Chinatown, got to walk around on the High Line and was able to hit one of the eateries from my cousin’s list. My relatives loved Flushing and XO Kitchen, so it was definitely a win on my part. 😉

I’ll end with this picture of Little Italy, right outside of XO Kitchen.

Little Italy, New York, NY

Little Italy, New York, NY

Anyone planning a trip to NYC soon?

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