It's time for the final instalment of my NYC trip recap. I tried to divide it up by geographical location as much as possible to avoid bouncing around, like we actually did in our trip. We went Uptown to Downtown and back more times than I can count in just one day. In part one, I talked about our shenanigans in Brooklyn and part two was all about Uptown. So to avoid spamming you with any more photos after today, I am jamming everything else in this post.
In all honesty, I took well over 700 photos and it was super hard for me to select just a handful to share. But these posts also help me get a quick recap of our trips without spending a ton of time looking over every single photo when I feel like going down memory lane.
So let's start with what was my main reason for wanting to go to New York in December: skating at Rockefeller Center. This was on my bucket list and I am so incredibly happy to have done it. The tree is so gigantic and beautiful and going skating there with my husband felt as magical as I imagined it would. We went first thing in the morning (7am!) and watched the sun rise as we hit the ice in our rented skates.
Last time we visited New York, we saw Chicago on Broadway and it was phenomenal. I really wanted to see a show again and what better performance to watch during Christmas than the Radio City Christmas Spectacular? The Rockettes were amazing!! As a little girl I took dance and always thought the Rockettes were the creme de la creme. And they certainly did not disappoint.
To round out our trip, we visited the neighbourhood of Greenpoint, which is known as "Little Poland." Apparently it has the second largest Polish community in the United States. It was so nice to pop into some Polish stores, speak with some Polish locals, and buy a couple Polish grocery items. I was born in Poland and since moving to Canada, my family has always lived in areas that are heavily populated with other Polish immigrants. I went to Polish School on the weekends, we ate Polish cuisine and shopped at Polish stores but I noticed that the majority of cities in the States don't have these things available. (If you know of any in your area, please let me know!) It was so nice to walk through Greenpoint and be surrounded by others who share the same life experiences as me.
So that's it. That's our trip in what is one of the best cities in the whole wide world. I really love it so much and envy those who are fortunate to live there! While I can't wait to go back, it probably won't be for a long while, and that's ok. We have so many other places we want to visit and for now I am getting my New York fix by watching Gossip Girl.
Thanks for reading about our little vacation and I hope you have a wonderful (hopefully not too snowy, for those who might be affected by Winter Storm Jonas) weekend!