on summer days in the city …

Day three:

The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round ...

We got a workout in, in the morning then went over to the New York Transit Museum.  I totally love this place.  The museum is in Brooklyn, just down the street from the New York Sports Club that we typically use.  It is located in an old subway station that is no longer in use.  There are all of these crazy interesting displays about how the subway system was built, the history of the construction of all of the bridges and tunnels in the NY area, and a ton of things that you would never think of asking about–like how all of the money is collected, counted, and accounted for from each of the subway stations each day. Who knew? Right? The best part, though, is that there are subway cars dating back to the early 1900s on the tracks that you can climb onto and touch and it makes it a great “boy museum.”

Old school public transportation

My love for the Transit Museum, for the Merchant’s House Museum, and for the Tenement Museum have made me realize that I’m more of a history museum guy than an art museum guy. One of the most pretentious and horrid museum experiences of my life was at the New Museum last year where Dieter from Saturday Night Live and his friends all hang out and talk about self-important artists and “important works”–like a bucket of water sitting on a stool in the middle of a big room painted all white or something … OH, PLEASE!!!

The New Museum building is amazing, but the stuff inside ... Eh ... Not my thing!
The balls ARE good!!!
Spicy pork meatballs with spicy meat sauce, foccacia, and roasted carrots. Hmmm ...

Anyway, we had a great trip to the museum, then fulfilled one of my New York City bucket list items and ate at the Meatball Shop.  My “naked” spicy pork meatballs with roasted carrots were heavenly.  Just the right texture and just the right spicy.  So good!

Little Cupcake Bakeshop
The cupcakes here are super tender, their frosting isn't too sweet, and it's a great place to sit on a hot afternoon!

We finished up with a stroll through SoHo where we came across the Little Cupcake Bakeshop and some deliciousness in a paper baking cup.  I had red velvet and S/O chocolate devils food.  S/O had a luscious Nutella cappuccino that might merit a revisit before we leave the city!


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