Thursday, September 16, 2010

New York - Day 3 Statue of Liberty & Soho

It was drizzling in the morning when we took the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty.  

Fortunately, when we got there the rain had stopped,  and it was only cold and windy.  Since both my husband and I had been there before, the kids went up by themselves.  It was very nice that we were able to enjoy the beautiful view in front of us while we sat and waited for the kids.

We took the ferry to the nearby Ellis Island.  It was a port where over twelve million immigrants first entered the America between 1892 and 1954. 

After the tour, we took the ferry back to New York city and headed to the Soho district.  We deliberately went to Eileen's to try the New York cheesecake. 

Eileen's Special Cheesecake
17 Cleveland Place
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-5585

We ordered these cheesecakes at $3.50 each.  They were all fluffy and not too sweet.  We liked the cookies and cream, and the Rocky Road ones.

Cookies and Cream
Chocolate Cappuccino

Rocky Road

After the delicious cheesecakes, we went strolling around Soho and we passed by this hole in the wall place that sold mini cupcakes.  What was so interesting was that the place was so tiny that it only fits one person.  It was set up as a walk up window where you buy your mini cupcakes.  The mini cupcakes were so cute but really small.  It was about the size of a quarter.  It was sold at 3 for $3.00. We didn't bother to try it since we just had our cheesecakes.  I later found out the cupcakes were really moist and tasty.  It was popular there even though the price was a little steep for a single bite mini cupcake.  I guess the concept is for you to try different flavors and still  keep the calories down to satisfy the craving if you choose to do so.

Baked by Melissa
529 Broadway
New York, New York 10012
We wanted to try the New York pizza at Little Italy for dinner.  There were many restaurants to choose from and we found this place which used a brick oven to bake its pizza.  The pizza was thin and crispy, great place for dinner.

 Brick oven on the right
Grand Italian Food Center
Franky Cee's Pizzeria
186 Grand Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 925-2954

Thin and crispy pizza
Eggplant Parmigiano
Chicken Francese


  1. I never get tired of seeing this glorious city. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Laura,I know what you mean, the city just filled with a lot of excitement.