Happy Birthday to Us: 26 In the City!9:17 PM
-Channy & Dannie
Our first night in NYC! Our brother and his wife surprised us with a birthday cake (vanilla buttercream--it tasted just as good as it looked), a gorgeous card, and champagne!
Our first day in the city! First stop...the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem!
A very creative and inspiring mural we saw along the way in Harlem! So many well-known faces in this piece :)
Strollin' through the city like real New Yorkers! So many people stopped us along the way in awe of us being twins! It was such a great way to meet new people :)
A Harlem neighborhood filled with brownstones! It's amazing how much beauty you can find in the simplest of things...
We were strolling along and came across this street vendor! All the fruits and vegetables looked so pretty that we just had to take a pic!
Time for another selfie :)
With our brother in front of Chocolat Restaurant Lounge...one of his favorite places!
We decided to stop for lunch at a small Latin restaurant in Spanish Harlem called Coma Bueno. To say that the food was delicious is a complete understatement. Not to mention, you get a lot for your money!
Coma Bueno menu
We had arroz con pollo! So good! We also tried mofongo for the first time (our brother's meal) and we gotta say that it was actually pretty yummy!
The American Museum of Natural History
Fall in Manhattan
Later that evening, we met up with our eldest brother and made a pit stop in a Caribbean restaurant called Miss Lily's! Here we captured a unique shot of one of their table tops. So much pride!
So many unique parts of the restaurant that we loved...
Some of the drinks offered at Miss Lily's! One of them is a popular Caribbean soda called Ting!
One of our favorite set-ups! We also met a set of twins who worked here named Brittany and Tiffany--and they just so happen to be from Richmond, Virginia! We definitely had a bit of a twin moment and they were super sweet :) Not to mention, we also saw rapper, Maino, ordering some food here!
Dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Chevys Fresh Mex! We had the salsa chicken enchilada with Spanish rice and black beans! Can you say, "muy delicioso"?
Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan :)
Our second day in the city! This time...Brooklyn! We were on our way to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Some Brooklyn street views
In the neighborhood of Dumbo, Brooklyn. Dumbo stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Such a beautiful city view!
Part of the Manhattan bridge :)
So in love with this part of the city! Speaking of love, we saw three couples getting married here, along with what appeared to be a couple getting their pictures done in this area. New York is all around a great place for creativity!
To be here was so breathtaking...
Our brothers in their own world of conversation lol
Finally reached the Brooklyn Bridge! The feeling of standing on top of this bridge is indescribable! And we actually walked the ENTIRE thing! What an accomplishment :) There were so many people on it, including those riding bicycles, so we had to be extra careful, but the views were so amazing!
A beautiful cityscape...
Sunset from the Brooklyn Bridge
All the traffic moving underneath the bridge
The views of these buildings were so gorgeous!
More views! If you take a closer look, you get a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty!
New York wouldn't be New York without its abundance of graffiti!
A closer look...
A beautiful shot of the New York sunset...
Dinner at a burger spot called The Counter :)
We couldn't get enough of this restaurant's decor! So in love with these lights :)
It was pretty crowded, but it was SO worth it!
Time to eat! We both had the Old School burger, which was super yummy!
Going home...this was our view from the plane right after takeoff! Can't wait to come back soon enough and call this beautiful place home!