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On the way to Cape Cod, Court and I spent a day and night in NYC with Steph!! I love spending time in New York, and I love seeing Steph even more.

We embarked on an adventure to the Tenement Museum, which is not at all what I expected. On the corner of Delancy and Orchard St. is a sleek museum store where you buy the tickets, and a few doors down on Orchard St is the actual tenement. We took the Hard Times tour where you… “Discover how immigrants survived economic depressions at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935. Visit the restored homes of the German-Jewish Gumpertz family, whose patriarch disappeared during the Panic of 1873, and the Italian-Catholic Baldizzi family, who lived through the Great Depression.”  It was super interesting and I love that piece of American history. I read a full novel series on an Irish immigrant in NY in the early 1900s, that’s how much I love it. It was chilling and educational! This museum also gives neighborhood walking tours, including a Food of the LES! “Taste dumplings, fried plantains, cream puffs and more while exploring the immigrant experience and some of the ways immigrant foods have shaped American food.”  Who wouldn’t want to do that?

After our hot hour sitting in a non air conditioned tenement, Steph, Court and I rewarded ourselves with oyster happy hour! $1 Oysters, $5 Sangria, $3 beer at Sebastians. This of course was the appetizer, as dinner was in Brooklyn at Pies n Thighs. We ate delicious chicken, mac and cheese, potato salad and fries, and then we took three slices of pie home to eat while watching the Olympics. We tried the Smore Pie, Bluebarb (blueberry+rhubarb), and Banana Cream. INCREDIBLE!

We left early the next morning, but every trip to NY must include pizza, deli, or a bagel, or if you are lucky all of the above. We drove out of the city and onto the rest of our vacation with a delicious NY bagel in hand, what could be better?


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