NYC Day 1

NYC Day 1

So last week I went to New York for 4 days with mom. We arrived (after a SUPER bumpy flight and our car service having a wreck in the airport) and got to our hotel around 2 a.m.  We were up and ready for a fun day on Friday.
We started with a subway ride down to Chinatown.  After buying some probably fake Tory Burch jewelry from a shady woman on a street corner (and turning down 50 people wanting to know if we wanted “hanbags Micha Kor, Chaneeel, Lou Vuito”) we took an AMAZING food tour through Little Italy and Chinatown.  We used Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting, and I would TOTALLY recommend them.  The local tour guide, Liz, gave us TONS of local history, history of the food, neat things to check out next time we are in the area, and took us to 7 places for amazing food (cannoli, pizza, cheese, prosciutto, dim sum, dumplings, tea, and more!).
You can tell we were pumped to try this homemade mozzarella and prosciutto at the oldest cheese shop in America- Alleva Dairy.

After the food tour, we headed to Rockefeller Plaza for Jimmy Fallon’s monologue rehearsal! He was SO funny and I’m so glad we did this.  We got advance tickets from 1iota to insure that we didn’t have to wait in line/possibly be turned away.

After the taping, we went back to the hotel and changed.  We wanted to go the the Stage Deli (a favorite of ours since our first trip to NYC back in 3rd grade!)…but it had closed.  So we decided to try Ellen’s Stardust Diner, and I’m SO glad we did.  The line outside was long, but we were the only party of 2…so we got in pretty quickly as soon as they had a 2 top open.
Mom LOVED her potato cakes. 

At the Stardust Diner, I looked upstairs and saw one of my favorite Youtube/Broadway people- Natalie Weiss.  She toured in Les Mis and Wicked…and I LOVE her Youtube channel.  I ran upstairs and talked with her (she was SO nice) and took a picture with her.


After dinner, we saw Aladdin, Disney’s new musical.  It was AMAZING.  The genie was amazing. We totally enjoyed the show.

After the show, we were walking back to our hotel and saw the Cake Boss Cafe.  This isn’t Buddy’s original bakery….but it does do many treats and cakes.

I had a California Cheesecake, topped with yummy fruit.  It was good.  3.5/5 stars on the dessert.

We had an amazing first day in NYC.


  1. Wow. Aladdin!! I bet that was awesome. I am totally jealous. 🙂

  2. Whaaaaat that food tour sounds amazing!! Also, you and your mom are twins!

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