New York, New York

by jerseygirl on April 15, 2009 · 47 comments

I hope everyone had a great Easter and Passover! Our family took a trip to New York City. It was fun to act like tourists and I will give you some highlights of our trip. My kids had the time of their life. We were only there for 3 days but fit in a ton of activities and plenty of food.
First, there was FAO Schwartz and Dylan’s Candy Bar. The kids have been talking about going there for months so that is the first thing we did when we arrived. You know candy and toys are two major staples in a kids life.

We ate dinner at Blue Smoke. It was a great choice and the kids loved it. Thanks to Stacey Snacks for the recommendation. I am also going to do another post on our dinner. So more on that another time.

We went to St Patrick’s Cathedral on Easter Sunday and checked out all the bonnets and crazy hats at the Easter Parade. The cathedral was just magical. I loved being able to be there on Easter Sunday.

Then we were off to The Museum of Natural History. What a great museum it was! Even though we were there for hours, the kids just didn’t want to leave. So we had to finally kiss our museum friends goodbye.

You can’t go to NYC without having a corn beef sandwich at Carnegie Deli. And check out the cheesecakes!

We also had a cupcake buffet in our room. We bought some cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery and Buttercup Bake Shop. I had to cut them so I could try all six!

To end our trip, we had lunch at Ellen’s Stardust Diner on Broadway. My kids loved the singing waitresses and waiters. A little pricey for the food but worth it for the entertainment.

Goodbye, NYC! Hope to be there again soon!

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Mary April 15, 2009 at 10:15 am

What a marvelous weekend you had. The kids are really growing and it looks like you all had a great time.


Dawn April 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

Lisa I love love love this! I miss nyc so much and crave a day trip so much. Last time I went to nyc we stayed at the marriot marquis and had the most incredible view from our room. Carnegies Deli is the bomb!


Pam April 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

What a fun adventure that your children will always remember. I can’t believe how much cheese they put on that sandwich! YUM!


Bridgett April 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

What a perfect way to spend Easter. Your family is gorgeous and it looks like you had a blast together. Great memories for years to come.


The Food Hunter April 15, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Looks like you had a great trip. I’m just back from NY and we also ate at Blue Smoke. The ribs are pretty good.


Debbie April 15, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I love New York. I’ve only been there once. with a friend of mine, who was running in the NYC marathon. I only made it to a few select places and everything else was “marathon” involved.

You have a nice looking family.


Debbie April 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm

What nice pictures!!! Looks like you all had a great time….what a huge sandwich!!!


Jeff April 15, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I need to get back to New York mostly for those cheesecakes. Sounds like a great trip!


Sara April 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Looks like fun! I haven’t been to New York in years, probably cause I live across the country 🙂


Aggie April 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Oh what fun Lisa! I loved your picture of the cathedral….and that sandwich!! YUM!!!

Reply April 15, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Oh, my kids would have been in heaven in that candy store. Your son’s expression is priceless. You all look like you had so much fun. Looking forward to your post on the food.



Maria April 15, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Looks like a fun trip! I haven’t been to NYC since I was in Jr. High. I need to get back, esp. to taste those cupcakes:)


Barbara April 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Oh Lisa, I’m dying to go to NYC. I’ve been to New York State, but never the city. I’m going to jot down all your eating places so if I ever get to go.
So glad you and family had a great traveling Easter.


Amy April 15, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Looks like fun!! I’d love to visit New York…someday:)


Heather April 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm

look at all the fun you had!! and all that tasty food! what a wonderful trip 🙂


Bunny April 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm

It sounds like you packed a whole lot of fun and food into your weekend! The cornbeef is to die for and the cuppies and cheesecake..don’t get me started!!!!


Annie April 15, 2009 at 10:07 pm

What a great time you must have had!!! Looks like so much fun. I have never been to NY, but hope to go someday… thanks for the tour 🙂


That Girl April 15, 2009 at 10:11 pm

My grandmother used to take me to the Stardust every time we went to a show! But I have to say, we’re Stage Deli fans – WAY better than Carnegie.


Cate April 15, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Looks like you had a great weekend in the city!


Katrina April 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Awesome for you. A little jealous for me. jk
What a fun trip! Ahh, NYC–takes me back! 😉


Donna-FFW April 15, 2009 at 10:27 pm

I so LOVE NYC.. Looks like you had a blast, your kids are cuties!


Lori April 16, 2009 at 4:39 am

Sounds like a great trip. I would’ve also been all over that corn beef sandwich. I love those!


HoneyB April 16, 2009 at 7:06 am

What fun Lisa!!


Allie April 16, 2009 at 8:26 am

Sounds like a really fun trip! Great pictures. Glad the kids had fun I bet they could live in the candy and toy store!


Jennifer April 16, 2009 at 9:06 am

You had the exact same trip a friend of mine did-exactly. I was looking for her family in the photos.


Culinary Cory April 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

Wow! Sounds like you guys had a ton of fun. I love the story about the cupcake buffet. Too cute.


kat April 16, 2009 at 9:56 am

Looks like a really fun trip. We have NYC on our list of vacations to take soon too.


burpandslurp April 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

oh my goodness. they don’t make corn beef sandwiches like that in anywhere except NY. just look at the amazing size!
If I were your children, I would make you bankrupt in that candy store! WOW! but good thing your children are better behaved than I am…


Peter M April 16, 2009 at 11:06 am

It’s so cool to see people taking/posing for photos in spots where you’ve once stood…been to Times Square, Carnegie Deli…I love NY!


black eyed susans kitchen April 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Lisa, This post just made me sooo hungry! Sounds like you guys had a blast, and the Easter bonnets..over the top fun.
♥, Susan


Erica April 16, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Looks like a great trip! Love all the pics of the fam!


Priscilla April 16, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Wow!! What an amazing looking time! I would love to visit NY city and Times Square!


Liz April 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Glad you & the family had fun in NYC. Sounds like you had some fun & yummy food adventuresI was just in NY on business for one night. Ate at Dell'Anima in the West Village (loud, lively and delicious).


Patsyk April 17, 2009 at 10:26 am

Looks like you had the time of your lives! We are never ready to leave the Museum of Natural History when we go there… so much to see! We could spend hours just in the dinosaur section!

Sounds like you also managed to eat your way through Mid-town! Can’t wait to hear more about your dinner.


The Blonde Duck April 17, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Even for me, that’s a ton of meat on that sandwich! Wow!


Mrs. L April 17, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and some great food!


Stacey Snacks April 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm

So glad you had a great time in the city!
Tell you daughter that I love her snazzy new glasses! Tres chic!
and who the heck puts cheese on pastrami sandwich?????


RecipeGirl April 18, 2009 at 9:30 am

Looks like you guys had some good family fun. It’s been a while since we’ve been to NY. I think we’re due for a visit this summer!


Barbara Bakes April 18, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I like the idea of a cupcake (dessert) buffet in your room. I’ll remember that for our upcoming trip!


Tracy April 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I love NYC. You hit some of my favorite spots … and some I have yet to discover!


giz April 19, 2009 at 11:13 am

It sure looks like everybody had a fabulous time. I mean, New York is such a great place to be – the energy is second to none.


haleysuzanne April 20, 2009 at 1:03 am

So jealous! You’ve been to Magnolia AND to Buttercup Bakeshop! It is everything I think it will be when I finally make it up there?


Robin Sue April 22, 2009 at 9:10 am

That corned beef sandwich is a hoot. I don’t think they put enough beef on there though!! HA! Looks like a fun day. I haven’t been to NYC in ages. Must take the kids soon, they would love it!


Jamie April 23, 2009 at 3:47 am

Wow! What a wonderful family trip! We always took the kids to FAO Schwartz and the Natural History Museum, but we never ate as well as you guys did! And Dylan’s Vandy Bar? Oh my! I was in NYC a few weeks ago and I would have visited that candy bar on my own!


Susan S. April 23, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Hi…I just popped in your blog and love it! The trip to NYC looks great…I hope to go there someday and if it’s soon, I will try some of the places you went to.:)


Maria♥ May 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Wow, NY is one place I’d love to visit, if anything for the shopping and food!! Looks like you had a great trip.



Chef E May 7, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Ah, I took my friends from Texas to Carnegie’s, and those sandwiches were huge! but good…you guys look like you had lots of fun!


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