Tonight as promised we head to the outer boroughs starting with Queens. Not much of a show out here… originally there were 3 eggs but we were told that one was vandalized at some point during the night and was taken in for repairs. Hope we get to see it when all the eggs are together in Rockefeller Center.
I personally thought everyone missed the boat on this one. Sunnyside, Queens and no one thought about the connection to eggs and what could have been created?
Next it is off on the Ferry over to Staten Island. For those who aren’t NYers the Staten Island Ferry is a great way to see the Statue of Liberty and on a warm summer’s eve maybe check out a ballgame at the Staten Island Yankee’s (triple A – the fun left in baseball) Stadium right next to the Ferry. They also have a beautiful 9/11 memorial along the waterfront walkway.
One of my favorite eggs in the hunt. Love that you can see the new Freedom Tower in the distance.
Next up the Borough of Brooklyn and the most blessed egg-wise of all the outliers.
We start at Jane’s Carousel down by the water between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Dumbo that is…
Even Jacque Torres got in on the fun. This CHOCOLATE egg was pretty high up on the cool scale.
And now for a big change in the favorite egg status. Up to this point my son had been pretty much set on the d*face egg seen in https://bytegirlphotography.com/2014/04/14/the-egg-citement-continues/ being his favorite. All that changed with the egg below, the Tommy Hilfiger Egg. The reason this one became his favorite egg, the story of how we found it.
I haven’t really gone into the problems we had with the app and how we were working on a substandard map without addresses… but suffice it to say this was the only time it was an advantage. The map showed the egg smack dab in the middle of the Brooklyn Navy Yards. So we walked down Flushing Avenue for a really, really long block. The GPS on the map showed the way in was through the guard shack and into the yards themselves. We approached the shack and were immediately questioned. We were not going to be allowed entry… the guard made a call and said for us to hang on just a moment. Next thing we know, a shuttle van pulls up and we are told the driver will take us down to the other gate so we don’t have to walk all the way back to where we had been before. The best part, the van took us right through the middle of the Navy Yards and basically gave us the GRAND TOUR 🙂 So this egg will always be a symbol to us of our private tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yards and a super nice security guard that could have just told us to walk the long way around.. 🙂 Yay Brooklyn!
We finish off in Brooklyn at a sweet bakery and the Fulton Street Mall, another area landmark.
And finally the farthest we managed to roam in our search, The Bronx, that foreign land to the north full of Lions and Tigers and Bears.. (the zoo) Oh My! Took the always crowded 6 train up to Soundview for this beauty.
We go back to Manhattan tomorrow.. landmarks and maybe a museum or two, see you then!