Hockey, Food and Public Transit: A Day Out in New York

Tickets to a Blackhawks-Rangers game at Madison Square Garden were my Christmas present to my husband this year, as well as an excuse to get away to New York for a night during our trip to the states for the holidays.

We headed to New Haven to catch the commuter rail into the city (because Amtrak is crazy expensive and so is nyc parking). Our first stop was Eataly in lower Manhattan. It’s a food emporium and restaurant filled with Italian food and goods. We stuffed ourselves with mozzarella made freshly on site, pizza and of course a cannoli (not pictured because I ate it too quickly). Delicious.

Our next stop was the 9/11 memorial. Neither of us had visited it yet, it was a sobering site but seemed like a fitting memorial.

We headed back to the Metro, this time to Brooklyn for the New York Transit Museum. The museum costs only 10 dollars and is an interesting look into the construction and history of theNew York metro and other transport systems. It has a great exhibit on disaster response, discussing the role transit workers played during 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy. The museum isn’t as good as the transport museum in London but I’d recommend it if you have any interest in transportation or how the subways were constructed.

Following this, we made the very very cold trek across the Brooklyn bridge. Beautiful views but it was packed with cyclists and selfie sticks. Then it was off to meet friends for dinner and to the Garden.

We watched a close game between the Rangers and Blackhawks. Fortunately the Blackhawks won and we made the last train back to connecticut to miss the blizzard bomb.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Booking hockey tickets at a destination sounds like a great plan. Sporting events are usually fun in general, let alone when you use them as an excuse for a vacation.

    Also, I’m glad to see your husband cheers for the right team 😛


  2. Brittany says:

    What a fun adventure! I haven’t been to a hockey game in years!

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  3. fifi + hop says:

    Glad you missed the Bomb Cyclone! We still have yet to make it to a hockey game, but the rest of the activities we love – Eataly is the best and the NY Transit Museum was our go to when we lived in Brooklyn. My kids loved it. And of course the 9/11 memorial is always worth a visit. Thanks for linking up with #farawayfiles

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    1. I’ll definitely be visiting Eataly again, I was really impressed with how good it was! I’m glad we got snowed in our hotel in CT rather than being stranded in NY! The bomb cyclone lived up to its snowy expectations.


  4. Clare Thomson says:

    This looks like such a fun day and a great excuse to go into Manhattan. I’ve yet to revisit New York with my kids but walking across Brooklyn Bridge is top of my list as I’ve never done that in all my visits to the city. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles


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