RoadTrip to NYC Memorial Weekend 2008

This was a fun and exciting Memorial Weekend roadtrip with friends. The drive from DC to NYC on Saturday took about 5 hours with minor traffic. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel right in the middle of Times Square on Broadway. We had a great window view of the city.

On Sunday we ate dim sum in Chinatown at the Golden Unicorn - it was a long wait but the food was so worth it - everything was tasty, fluffy, tender and juicy. I hadn't had one of those shrimp in fluffy silky white crepes in a long time.

We went shopping in Chinatown afterwards and got some really great deals on cute trinkets.
We met with friends Jon and his wife Erin and had dinner at the the View in the Marriott Marquis - which is a round rotating restaurant in Times Square. They served a buffet of dinner and desserts.

On Monday we took City Sights tour bus and stopped at Greenwich Village on Bleeker St where we had John's famous pizza and Canal St for more shopping. We each got some great bargains on some nice gemstone jewelry. I liked my bright yellow citrine necklace which is suppose to symbolize good luck, prosperity and good fortune.
We definitely had to stop by World Trade Center downtown. Next to it is the Winter Garden in the American Financial Center which is a glass dome with great view to the construction on World Trade Center. It looked like they were working on the foundation. It was very sad that this event happened but inspirational to see first hand how the american spirit can rebuild and flourish again. Go to for updates on the construction.
Alas we didn't have time to go to Central Park, Tavern on Green and Madame Tussauds. But maybe that is for another trip.
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