After the museum we dined at Gramercy Tavern where my roommate Aaron was a pastry cook up until a couple weeks ago. Gramercy Tavern is currently ranked by the Zagat survey as the second best restaurant in New York City. It was easily the finest dining experience I've ever had. And it didn't hurt that Aaron surprised us with four free desserts at the end! Incredible.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Mom & Dad in New York [Day Seven, 12/26/07]
On day seven we got to see something I'd been eyeing for a long time: the Tenement Museum of the Lower East Side. During the 1800s the LES was the most densely populated region on the planet--chock full of immigrants from all parts of Europe. The tenement museum seeks to recreate what life was like in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for immigrants living in these packed tenement buildings.