We went to Transit Museum in the morning. We walked through the histories of the transformation of the transit system in New York. We see the models and experience the trains that people ride back in the days. We went to try Shake Shack for the first time. Later, we try to go see the Brooklyn Bridge but we did not see the bridge but we did see the entrance. Later, we took an hour to get to Flushing. This neighborhood are more like Chinatown than the Manhattan Chinatown. They have the grocery shops like the one on Stockton Street in San Francisco Chinatown. They also having many boba (bubble tea) stores in Flushing as well. The food at New World Mall food court are cheap and tasty. I felt like Flushing is more lively Chinese community in compare to the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
After about an hour spending in Flushing, we took the subway to Grand Central where it is similar to the Union Station in Washington D.C. It is a tourist attraction with those ancient architecture and the arch with the zodiac signs are fascinating, I was amazed by it for couple of minutes. Inside the Grand Central are super crowded, there are people shopping, sitting, resting, and passing by to get out and in of the subway. Grand Central is just a very busy open space for both the New Yorkers and for tourist.
Later, we went to Times Square. But because of Times Square is famous for crowded situation, so we split up and each went with a partner and start our own separate adventure in Times Square. Times Square is just like how you will see on a picture and imagine it to be like. Everything in there are enlarged and I felt so small walking there especially it is packed with people. The traffic on the street are real bad, they need to have patrol to be in charge in every intersection but it is still chaotic. Times Square has solely business and restaurants. Their advertisement are big and flashy which makes me felt dizzy walking there. Overall, it is a great experience because it is rare to see big signs and super packed crowd in SF but you can see it in New York’s Times Square every day. For dinner, we went to Korean Town and ate at a restaurant called Five Senses. Korean Town is a very small neighborhood and you can see and feel the vibe of Korean Town when you see many Korean letters on the sign and there are many restaurants and karaoke places on the same block. After dinner, I went to H Mart which is a Korean market. Inside there was super cold because the freezer releasing these coldness can get into my body and I felt like that cold is a bit too much even though I wish to have that for many days in Washington D.C. Also, the food in H Mart are quite expensive so I didn't buy much food inside there. I am excited for tomorrow, the last day in New York City.
P.S. for myself: Great Job again! You didn't eat fast food. This time, I tried the ice cream in Shake Shack, but not the fast food :D