While walking, we wandered through a small park in the middle of the street with a waterfall, gardens and benches. It's unusual and refreshing to see little havens of greenery surrounded by buildings and concrete.
After checking out of our hotel, we headed to Prospect Park in Brooklyn for the second half of our day, and visited the Prospect Park Zoo.
Just in time to see the sea lions do tricks and have their lunch.
It's a small zoo with quite a few animals. The most interesting were the baboons. I got to watch them up close on the other side of the glass.
Best of all, there's a petting zoo area. My trip to the zoo wouldn't be complete without it! My favorite were the babydoll lambs. So. Cute.
After that, we wandered around looking for something to eat. We circled the block and happened upon the Prospect Park Food Truck Rally - our lucky day!
There were some really good options. Our pick was a selection of empanada's (chicken, pork, mushroom and spinach) and a raspberry lemonade ice tea slushy - it was goooood.
After a wonderful whirlwind couple of days, filled with memorable sights, we were exhausted and it was time to leave the city. We couldn't have asked for better weather or a nicer weekend.
I still love New York.