Brigid Travels

Updates from The Road

New York City + the TriBeCa Film Festival [2015]

Steve was in NYC for work, so I decided to join him for the weekend! I arrived Thursday evening, took the Q70 bus to the E subway, got off one stop too far, at the Port Authority Bus Terminal/42nd St and got a nice brisk walk a few blocks to the hotel - Hilton Garden Inn Times Square.

We went to dinner at a Diners, Dives and Drive Ins recommended spot, just around the corner - Don Antonio by Starita. Pizzas were sooo good, and the Barbaresca vino wasn't bad either! We shared a fennel+orange salad and Steve had the no-sauce Siciliana: lemon(!), basil and smoked mozzarella. I had Pizza del Papa (Pope's Pizza): butternut squash spread instead of sauce, basil, red+yellow peppers, zucchini and that amazing smoked mozzarella.

Afterwards we braved the chill to the convenient and always entertaining Lillie's Times Square for some Moscow mules. They don't use copper mugs anymore, switched them out for steel I think, but the drinks were just as good as ever!

Friday Steve had a bit of work to do in the morning so we got a late start, heading down to Soho around noon. We found yummy kale salads with crunchy chickpeas and cranberries at Bistro Les Amis.

Shopping was next, in the very cool Soho neighborhood - I picked up a cute "Greek Fish" hat at The Hat Shop to keep my noggin warm in the too-chilly weather. It's supposed to be spring! Next we stopped by the G-Shock Soho Store - where Steve finally got the watch he has been looking for!

We ended up seeing 5 films through the weekend at the TriBeCa Film Festival, all enjoyable.

Saturday walk around Battery Park was chilly but refreshing, and we were able to warm up in the Poet's House - a very cool spot right on the river. Sunday found us at St Patrick's Cathedral for church, lunch at Rockefeller Center, and a walk in Central Park before getting in to see a live taping of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver! Very fun! And then back to the film festival for one last movie.

Monday Julie was able to hang with me while Steve did some work, so we toured Radio City Music Hall and then I was on my way home.

Here's the Pinterest board I created about NYC!