05.03.2011 - 05.03.2011 15 °C
After the freezing temperatures of the past two days, today it heated up to a balmy 15 degrees. Unfortunately my tour guide from yesterday was struck down by food poisoning, so i was left to my own devices and had to do a self-guided tour for the day.
I decided go head south and check out Chelsea and the Meat Packing district, both of which are very cool little village type neighbourhoods. The markets at Chelsea are awesome, a foodie's Market they have built into the original Oreo Cookie factory. They have kept many of the original features of the factory when converting it into a market, giving it a very industrial vibe.
After the market I took the High Line (a disused railway line they have converted into a walkway) down to the meatpacking district. Given I was down that end of Manhattan, I decided to take the walk across from West Village to the East Village, and see if I couldn't get into the highly recommended Momofuku for lunch. Arriving just before the doors open at 12 is the quickest way to get in, seating only 30 people at a time it fills up pretty quickly.
I had the signature ramen dish, a combination of pork belly, shoulder and a poached egg in a noodle broth. Was delicious!
With the self-guided tour over, I returned home and with Thea back u and about we hit the shops again, picking up some bargains at Macy's. I dont think I would shop this much in an entire year back home.
Final activity for the evening was getting some night shots of Time Square, which despite it being 11:30pm it was still jam packed.
Tomorrow the rain is coming, so we are off to the museum of natural history for a look.