Astrid*Stars: Day 6 in NYC: Carlo's Bakery and Broadway

Monday, December 23, 2013

Day 6 in NYC: Carlo's Bakery and Broadway

NYC, TKTS Booth,

So almost had a wifi scare yesterday because my roommate had thought she needed to turn over our modem, but thankfully, we found a solution and I can keep updating this blog :) . Anyway, our sixth day in the Big Apple was amaze balls! We started the day early attending a church related thing my mom wanted to do that is based in Brooklyn (she is a JW if you wish to know, AND RESPECT). After that we made our way down to the TKTS discount booth at the Jay St Metrotech and got tickets to the Broadway production of Phantom of the Opera. My sister and me were beyond excited because that is one of our favorite musicals and movies. 

Since we had time to spare between buying the tickets and when the show, we decided it was a good idea to make our way over to Hoboken, New Jersey, at Dirtsa's insistence. She really wanted to go visit Cake Boss's bakery, the original of course, not the one in Times Square. So off we went to wait for 3 hours to get in for a few cannoli.

Hoboken, Carlo's Bake Shop, Cake boss

So here is Carlo's Bake Shop in all its glory. And like I said we waited 3 hours to get in. The line went as long as across the street where you had to get a number and wait in line until it was your turn. Now it wasn't so long that that is why it took 3 hours to get our pastries, but it just happened to be that shortly after we got in line, Buddy and his crew had a meeting with Governor Christie and the small business committee (something like that). We were not happy, at first, until we started talking and became friends with a nice Irish family who was waiting in line in front of us. We had some good conversation with them and have kept in touch with them through FaceBook! Isn't it great how easily one can make friends while traveling? Anyway, after the 3 hours of waiting, we FINALLY got to the front of the line, and the best part, we got to take a picture with buddy.

buddy, cake boss, Hoboken, New Jersey, carlo's bake shop

We got lucky about that opportunity too since they told us we were the last people allowed to take a picture because Buddy had to leave. That also explains the weird look on my face and Dirtsa's awkwardly pointing. She was trying to tell the guy taking the picture he had to focus. After the picture we were allowed to go inside and place our order. I was able to get a shot of the inside. We ended up getting cannoli and some pirouettes. 

Hoboken, carlo's bake shop, cake boss

Then it was time to go back into the city. Since we still had some time on our hands before the show, we decided to walk around and get some pictures in. Sorry for the blurriness again. I love my Nikon D3100, but really dislike it's lack of autofocus for quick snapshots. 


Times Square, NYC, Broadway


At last, it was time for the show!!!! We were soooo excited. We were also grateful to finally have the chance to sit down since we were on our feet for the greater part of the day. If you haven't seen Phantom of the Opera live, I truly recommend it. It is one of the most magical experiences of my life. The set design was amazing and the best part was the chandelier being lifted up at the beginning of the show. The singing was even more incredible and the performers were excellent. It definitely has been the cherry on top of everything NYC, and that includes all of my time here. Enjoy the pics :)

Times Square, NYC, Broadway, phantom of the opera

Times Square, NYC, Broadway, phantom of the opera

Times Square, NYC, Broadway, phantom of the opera

Treats & Glitz,
Astrid


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