Published: February 14th 2012February 14th 2012
Last day in NYC, had another quiet one today. First on my agenda was getting a parcel posted off. I needed to lighten my suitcase a bit for my upcoming flights. I headed over to the post office to check my options. The best seemed to be a "flat rate large box" which was able to carry up to 20lbs. Unfortunately the box was pretty small, but it was the best I could do. I managed to fit about 8lbs of stuff in there, but when I went to post it, the lady at the post office didnt seem very happy that the box was bulging at the seams. She still took it, but she wasnt happy about it.
Next I headed to Little Italy for lunch. At the suggestion of Phil, I went for a pizza at Lombardi's, the first pizzeria in America. It was so nice, but so big, and a bit expensive. The way you order, you get a plain pizza and have to pay $3 for each topping. $3!!! It ended up being one of the most expensive meals I've had while being here, but it was worth it. There was no way I was going
to eat for the rest of the day after that. My pizza came with sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, pancetta, roasted peppers and anchovies. The good thing is they leave the toppings large so every bite you get a different taste, instead of chopping it small and mixing it all together.
After lunch I rolled down to one of my favourite stores that I doscovered in Barcelona. Desigual. Unfortunately all they had was either too expensive or too crap to buy. Anyway I headed to the subway from here and took it to Grand Central Station. It was nice to see, but it just doesnt seem as big as I know it is. The main concourse is just a lobby, It is definitely nothing like Kings Cross. As I left I noticed I was across the road from the Chrysler building. Unfortunately you can not go up to the top, but you can go into the lobby, which has a mural of the building on the ceiling.
For the rest of the afternoon I just did a bit of gift shopping, didnt really do that much. I tried to buy a Rangers jersey but the only ones I could
find had no names on them, and I always collect jerseys with names.
Tomorrow I head to the windy city; Chicago. Ive got a bit planned for Chicago already, so hopefulli I'll have enough time to get everything done.
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