During the memorial weekend, my husband and I went to explore NY for a day. There are many things which we haven't seen in and around NY.
First, we went to this place called "Fort Tryon Park". It is north of Washington Heights. In this park, there is a museum called "The Cloisters".
The park has lots of flowers and trees but not too many people. It is a perfect place to have a picnic or just walk around. It is right next to the Hudson river so the view is also great.
The Cloister is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Not just the art pieces but the building also looks like medieval so you feel like you are in medieval Europe.
So, we decided to head to the next destination and try to find something on the way there.
Our next destination was Columbia University and we were driving by Washington Heights and realized that there was a concert hall which we came once.(I came to see Maxwell in this concert hall) I remember that there are many Caribbean or latin american restaurant around here. There is this one restaurant called "Malecon" which is right across from the hall and it seemed like they have really good roasted chicken. We decided to go in.
My instinct was right! Their roasted chicken was absolutely delicious!
The restaurant was pretty busy and there are many families there. It was quite lively atmosphere and I liked it. Maybe many families went to church and came to the restaurant for lunch after that. If you are in Washington Heights sometimes, I highly recommend this restaurant!
After fulfilling our stomach, we head to Columbia University but on the way there we found this big church and the door was open so we went in to see.
This is how it looks inside.
Stained glass is also beautiful.
Then, Columbia University. It was very green and peaceful. We sat down and relaxed watching birds and students. It is so much fun to do people watching.
Summer is here and we are excited to explore hidden places of NY. (at least hidden to us :-)