New York City – Day 1

To celebrate P’s 30th birthday I whisked him off to New York City for a long weekend of eating and…mostly eating. We got on a plane first thing Thursday morning and arrived in NYC at midday. We were both absolutely knackered already so decided to head over to our (very cool) apartment in Williamsburg and chill for a few hours before exploring.

Williamsburg is total hipster central, everyone is effortlessly cool but it has a nice chilled out atmosphere. It’s a 10 min subway into Manhattan so perfect if you still want to easily explore central but don’t want to constantly be surrounded by manic chaos. We stayed in this apartment which was a few mins down the road from the subway stop and lots of bars & restaurants.

One of P’s birthday treats was basketball tickets from my parents. We decided to go for Brooklyn Barclay Centre instead of Madison Avenue as it was closer by which in hindsight was a great idea as we were so, so tired. Before we headed over to the basketball we nipped round the corner of our apartment to La Superior for some Mexican food.

La Superior www.lasuperiornyc.com
You buy the taco’s individually (they were all delicious, especially the chicken with chipotle), we also got guc and chips (some of the best I’ve had) and fresh stuffed jalapenos. The margaritas are also insanely good and strong.
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Basketball www.barclayscenter.com
After a feeding we got the subway over to the Barclay Centre in Brooklyn to see the Brooklyn Nets vs the Philadelphia 76ers. I wasn’t too sure about basketball before we went but the atmosphere was great and really there’s not a huge amount of watching sport. They play 4 x 12 mins and the clock is constantly stopping with party cams, cheerleader dances and t-shirt drops so you’re entertained even if you’re not into watching the game.
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Tip
Buy an unlimited subway pass. Ours was $30 for 7 days and we rode it so much. It’s ridiculously easy & cheap to use if you’re got a phone telling you which stop & which line you need to head to.

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