Today’s plan was to find some shirts for NosyNeighbour, a hat for me, and various accessories for our Dahon folding bikes.
We arrived at Century 21 shortly after it opened and found some good deals. After dropping off our puchases, we walked through the Financial District to City Hall and then along Broadway to East 13th Street, to bfold, a bike shop recommended by a guy at the Bike Expo.
You would never find it walking down the street. It’s jam packed with folders and the most helpful guys. In addition to the big apple tires, we picked uo the xooter rack and a Thule bag. We also learned a bit about the guy who referred us. We knew he had worked at the store. But we didn’t know he’d sold his violin to buy his first Brompton. We may check out his foldiefoodie tour next time.
We walked over to Union Square for a quick bite and munched on our pies while we people watched. There was a lot to take in. A tour group were listening to the guide talking about the history of the neighbourhood, while a hundred people were getting pumped for the New York Marijuana Parade. Methi ks they were gojng to be leaving a bit late and maybe inthe wrong direction.
After a bit of a hiccup getting on the N whe we needed the R, we eventually made our way back. NosyNeighbour replaced his tires while I surfed and wrote drafts for the blog, but only after I’d found tge tablet, which was hidden in the safe.
So, to kill some time, we took the free ferry to the Brooklyn Ikea for an ice cream and a pass by tge Statue of Liberty. The Ikea bistro was ceazy busy. And at leasf now with Ottawa’s bigger Ikea, I dobt need to shop for stuff here.
Time killed, we returned back to the hotel having walked more than 17,000 steps. We visited Ulysses’ for supper, sharing some spring rolls. NosyNeighbour gad fish and chips, and I had the Stone Street salad with chicken. Here’s hooing we’re well fueled for tomorrow.