We are staying at Flatotel on 52nd St between 6th and 7th Ave in Midtown Manhattan. We are blocks from Time Square and alot of touristy stuff so we can walk to just about everything. We also got a Metro card for the week for $27 each that gives us unlimited access to the subway and buses which will give our legs a break. Taxis get just too costly for running around and we wanted to experience mass transportation NYC style!
Our first meal was a late b'fast at the Astro Restaurant. This is a typical NYC diner and we had the typical corned beef hash with eggs. Huge and very satisfying to last us until supper. We had a great time chatting with the staff and everyone is very nice.
From there we took a walk down to Times Square. What a sight! You really can't take it all in! Every time since then when I've gone back I see something I didn't see before! There is a small Time Square Visitor's Center in an old theater that gives you a little history about it. They also have one of the crystal balls they drop on New Year's Eve for you to see close up. The museum is free and was a nice relief from the cold!
Afterwards we went back to our hotel for a little rest before we went back out. For supper we went to a wonderful Greek restaurant called Molyvos. It had a great atmosphere as well as great food.
Bill got Hortosoupa, a bean and vegetable soup, and Makaronia, homemade pasta rolled with braised short ribs and a cheesy cream sauce.
I had the Salata Roka, a salad for mixed greens with oven dried tomatoes and a crunchy bread topped with a yogurt cheese spread, and Lahano Dolmades, cabbage rolls stuffed with ground lamb & pork with rice then topped with a spiced yogurt sauce.
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