The day started off at the NYC Transit Museum. Many of youth have been working on transit and pedestrian safety issues in San Francisco, so one of the things we wanted to learn about was the transit system in each city. The museum provided a timeline of the transit system history in NYC. We had a fun time taking pictures with the subway cars. For our lunch, before attempting to head to see the Brooklyn Bridge, we stopped by Shake Shack to try it out. We were not sure if we would get another chance, so we took the chance when we had it. It was delicious, but a little on the pricey side.
When we got to the Brooklyn Bridge area, we realized that the iconic sections of it was on the Manhattan Side whereas we were on the Brooklyn side. So, instead we just headed to Flushings to explore. We wanted to compare the different Chinatowns in the East Coast, as well as the satellite ones. When we arrived at Flushings, we spent most of our time at the New World Mall, which was famous for its food court. Afterwards, we made our way to Grand Central Station and Time Squares. We only stayed at Grand Central for about 30 minutes, taking in the design and hustle and bustle of the station. When we arrived at Time Squares, we split into groups to explore the area and shop for souvenirs. My group visited M&M World, which when you walked in, had a very sweet smell that made my nose uncomfortable. I also visited the Disney store and found NYC specific gifts for my friend. Times Squares, although very interesting to look at, was very busy. I prefer the slower pace of San Francisco. After a few hours, we made our way to Koreatown to Five Senses to eat. After dinner, we stopped by Paris Baguette Bakery and H Mart to buy breakfast for the next day.