The zoo (zoos, actually, if you include the Tisch children’s zoo) was nice, despite the $8/person entrance fee, but the trip to Williamsburg was a lemon. We got lost around the Marcy Ave train station, and when we finally found the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center after wandering about in the heat, it was closed for the Labor Day weekend.
Still, it wasn’t a total loss of a Saturday; we got some nice photos at the zoo, and had a delicious lunch of dim sum and Yang Chow fried rice at “Good Dumpling House” on Grand Street in Chinatown. (This is a few blocks up from the “Excellent Dumpling House” near Lafayette and Canal Streets, which makes me wonder if there’s a “Mediocre Dumpling House” somewhere on Houston St., and a “Terrible Dumpling House” in Midtown.)
Zoo photo highlights:
Note the poetry sign closeup. One thing that struck me about the zoo was the zealous quantity of poetry scattered through the park at various places, which was nice at first, but became quickly tedious. By noon I was suffering from poetry overload.
More photos here, and video of the polar bear and spectacled elders soon if I can get the files off my damaged SD card.