|We kept seeing billboards for one of our favorite tv shows Boardwalk Empire|
|One of the views in Central Park|
|We, like many other tourists, were tricked into thinking this was the famous fountain from the "Friends" opening scene... I later found out it was night. Cute picture though ;)|
|Our little stroll through Central Park ending up being one of the best moments of our short trip|
|A Ukrainian Catholic Church in the East Village|
Vladimir got the Hungarian Letcho, which is stewed peppers, onions, and beef; they served theirs with potato pancakes.
I got the Ukrainian Platter which came with 4 different perogies (spinach, potato, meat, and cabbage) topped with sauteed onions, kielbasa with sauerkraut, and a stuffed cabbage with a mushroom cream sauce.
All of the food was excellent, if you're ever in the East Village, definitely stop by. Their aptly named Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, hah!
We both wanted to drop in and surprise our friend Chris who bartends in the East Village. We stopped by his bar Proletariat, which is a great craft beer bar, only to find out he wasn't working that night. The bartender told us to try Amor y Amargo, a small bitters bar where he also works. We walked around the corner and there he was! He crafted us two amazing whiskey cocktails.
As we sipped on our fancy drinks, we mentioned that we only had an hour left before we needed to head back to Newark and asked what we should see. He told us about the High Line park and we were so glad he did!
|We had so much fun walking through High Line Park and looking at the contemporary buildings|
We picked up my in-laws from the airport and made the trek home. We spent the next afternoon at their house hearing stories of their trip and getting spoiled with all of their gifts and souvenirs for us from Ukraine.
|This spread is only a small part of the gifts we received from Ukraine :)|
|My Ukrainian matyoshka doll set|
|Ukrainian tea and some beautiful magnets|
|Chocolate and Vodka|
All in all it was a great weekend. We want to visit New York again, hopefully soon and I cannot wait until the day I can visit my husband's hometown in Ukraine. One day... one day...