Monday, May 7, 2012

NYC Bike Expo and the Hester Street Fair, NYC

Our NYC to-do list was long on Saturday but we somehow got it done. We got up to a cool and overcast morning. No way was I prepared with this type of weather and brought 2 long sleeved tops and no heavy jackets. What was I thinking?

This was our Saturday:

1. Eat breakfast. We were hungry and we had to find something to eat on our way to the bike expo. We got off at the financial district and ended up finding Aroma Espresso Bar, between Barclay and Park Place and adjacent to the St. Peter's Church (oldest catholic church in NY State) before we headed down to Bastketball City to pick up our ride information.

St. Peter's Catholic Church and a wedding

2. Greenway Walk to Bike Expo at Basketball City. Yes, it was cold to say the least. The walk over wasn't too far and we ended walking South toward the Greenway so we could at least take photos.

3. Bike Expo.  We had to pick up our ride information then walk around to see the nifty t-shirts, cook bike gear, and other ride information in the NYC metro area.  I even got to see a fellow NYC blogger (Sheryl at BitchCakes) who blogs about her bike rides and great exercise habits. She was one cool lady and I'm glad I had the nerve to talk to her for a bit although I don't think she'll remember who I am.

And this guy was to hilarious at the Bike Skills Center, he had to show me his skills:

4. The Hester Street Fair. I read about this fair online and was excited to see this outdoor specialty food and goods market near Chinatown. The emphasis was on vintage or hand made goods and yummy foods.  It was rather small so we didn't stay long because we were getting hungry for lunch.

5. Lunch was a block away at a sandwich shop. I can't remember the name but all the sandwiches were named after pyschedelic groups of the 60s. It was pretty groovy man.

6. Lunch was over and then we went to rest until dinner time at our favorite Italian place in 50th and 2nd Avenue called Lasagna's. Great crab lasagna if you ever want to try it.

7. After dinner we decided to walk to the Algonquin Hotel to get a drink but found out it was closed for renovations.  The historic Algonquin Hotel was a famous hotel noted for the famous literary and theater figures who met daily to exchange ideas and opinions and were known as the Algonquin Round Table. The figures included Dorothy Parker and Edna Ferber to name a few.


It was time to get back to the hotel since we had an early morning on Sunday for the bike ride.

Hope you enjoyed. More to come later....

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear that we were your first stop on what sounds like an amazing day!!

    Come again soon!