Almost 6 months to the date exactly, the boys and I are getting ready to head back to NYC for another round of adventures. Our plans for the weekend include taking in some of the Fleet Week events and a visit to Lady Liberty. We’re staying in TriBeCa and once I park my car, hopefully on the street, I don’t intend to be north of Bleecker Street again until we head back to Albany.
Have you ever checked out Fleet Week? Apparently there are ship tours both in Manhattan and Staten Island. I’m kind of wondering if the Staten Island events might be more accessible, once we actually get to Staten Island, that is. We’ve already toured the Intrepid and it would be cool to ride the ferry on a warm, sunny day. Because it will be warm and sunny, damn it, since it is Memorial Day weekend and I said so.
From the little I’ve read, it seems that after we get off the ferry we’ll have to take a train to Sullivan’s Pier. I don’t really know Staten Island at all, but think it might be fun to expand our explorations beyond Manhattan’s shores. There’s also an appeal to just driving south and parking the car without mucking around midtown. Are there any Staten Island experts out there? Fleet Week veterans, perhaps?
Lunch and dinner plans are pretty loose this time around. I’m thinking about a meal in Chinatown and another in Little Italy. We’ve been very happy at Joe’s Shanghai and their soup dumplings are a favorite item of the boys. Maybe a stroll past Umberto’s Clam House so I can share some bonafide NYC mafia history with them, but since the food reviews are less than stellar, we’re looking for other options. Do you have any recommendations for us?
Of course, I’m hoping for an evening run down the west side, around the southern tip and then up the east side of Manhattan to the Brooklyn Bridge. Maybe I can even make it to 3 boroughs in a single day! Whatever we end up doing, wherever we end up eating, I’m certain it will be memorable. Can’t wait!