A little bit of NYC for you and me

I realized today that I’ve done some pretty cool stuff in the city recently, and haven’t blogged about any of it yet! I want to make sure that I share these things with you guys, so…

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Tour – this is the world’s oldest subway tunnel, located in Brooklyn. This guy discovered it in 1980, after countless people told him it didn’t exist, and now he gives tours once a month. It’s hilarious what you do to get down there – everyone lines up outside of a Trader Joe’s, and then waits to cross the street in small groups because you’re going down the manhole to the tunnel, right in the middle of the street! Once you’re in the tunnel, you’re escorted to the end by Bob, the guy who found it back in the 80s, and some actors performing skits (that were super cheesy) but it did make the time go by when you’re walking a half-mile. It was really cool to be down in the tunnel, hearing all about the history of it and how Bob found it (and he is REALLY funny telling the story).

Atlantic Ave Tunnel Tour

Ippudo – I hung out with my friend Chase, and as a lover of Ramen (like myself), she brought up wanting to go to Ippudo, a ramen restaurant down by Astor Place. The ramen was promised to be delicious, and the wait was promised to be long – they don’t take reservations. I’m ok with a wait as long as I know ahead of time, so we put our names down, and then walked around a bit until the time our table was supposed to be ready. The ambiance of this restaurant is amazing, and I love that they bring out the ramen in bowls of all different shapes and sizes. They also have the staff yell out a welcome, or what I assume is a welcome, when you walk in, which reminded me of the scene from Monsters, Inc. where they go to the sushi restaurant and the monters that work there yell out at you when you walk in the door. I am a child.

Ippudo

NYC Pizza Tour – I got a Groupon for Scott’s Pizza Tours, which gives walking or bus tours of iconic pizza places in the city. Dave and I went on Memorial Day, and had a great time with our tour group, and with Scott, who is awesome. Never have I met a person so enthusiastic about pizza! We went to Lombardi’s, Joe’s Pizza, and John’s Pizzeria, and by the end of it, I was so full! And it was all delicious! (Lombardi’s was definitely my favorite.) Besides the pizza, I also loved our walk through the city, because I got to see some great stuff:

Seen on Scott's Pizza Tour

I’m also waiting for Scott to get in more t-shirts (it’s the logo of the website – a pizza pie with the city skyline coming out of it) and I am FIENDING for one. If you know me you know my love of t-shirts from bars/teams/events. SCOTT GET MORE SHIRTS!!! Make a girl from the Bronx happy!

Have you done anything cool in your city lately??

Comments

  1. I just want to say I love you for spelling "fiend" correctly. I think I might go insane if I see another person write how they are "feening" for something.

  2. I've lived in nyc for 8 years now and had no idea about the tunnel tour! That's so cool! I'll definitely have to check it out next time I have out-of-towners. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. The husband and I go to that Trader Joe's nearly every weekend and often see the lines for the tour – LOVE that you actually went on it!!! (Someday, we may too, before stocking up on our TJ's stash for the week)

  4. Confessionelle says

    That looks like so much fun, I can't wait to visit NYC in about 3 weeks!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I've planned the whole trip out, but we'll see if I can actually get everything I want done.

    Does anyone know the history of the tunnel? That's pretty interesting for it to be hidden?

  5. This is awesome! I'm glad you take advantage of the awesome city you live in.

    The cool stuff we've been doing in our city mostly involves hiking in the outskirts. But it is fantastic.

  6. SF has AWESOME walking architecture tours. You can take one of bank buildings, or one of the historic Barbary Coast area (which includes a tour of buildings that used to be brothels and Opium dens during the Gold Rush)!

  7. Ana from far away! says

    I love NY!!! I had no idea about those tours, I'm keeping them in mind for the next time I go

  8. Wow. I'm FROM New York and haven't even heard of these things you did! Sounds like so much fun, especially that subway tunnel!

  9. nothing cool in Boston these days (that ive done) BUT i did the underground tours in Seattle and it was really cool… I'll have to check out the NYC one eventually

  10. okay these are all awesome, i definitely need to do some more fun stuff like this in LA.

  11. alexa - cleveland's a plum says

    that tunnel tour would be completely up my alley. looks so cool.

  12. That looks like fun! I just posted a bunch of pictures from Chicago, that's about as close as I'd get to having a fun NYC weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Ramen and pizza tour sounds great, if I go to NYC all I do is eat, drink, and party!

  14. J e n n i f e r says

    I just wanted to let you know how awesome I think you and Dave are for always finding great new things to do in the city. I am pretty jealous that you have someone to try all of these new things with ๐Ÿ™‚ I can't wait to find a guy who is up for searching for new fun things to do/see! LOVE the pics, too, I miss the city!!!

  15. I really want to go to an underground tunnel now. Trip to NY please? ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 52 Faces says

    omg! So cool! Can't wait to go back home this fall.

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