Sunday, December 28, 2014

Little Italy Pink Saturday

Once again, it's time to join in the Pink Saturday fun. This last month we've added seasonal pictures and this will be one of the last seasonal posts for this year. I have a couple of other ideas, but beginning on January 1, 2015 it will be time to return to Foodie Friday, book reviews and my perfect word for 2015. I've enjoyed spending time visiting holiday sights and sharing them, and I hope you all have enjoyed these posts, too.

I've been spending a lot of time in Lower Manhattan and it's been a real change of scenery. I don't think I've been in the City Hall area very much since I retired and in just that short while there are new buildings and a changing skyline. But as much as New York changes there are happily still old favorites. On Christmas Eve I walked uptown and stopped to enjoy Little Italy. The neighborhood is now mostly restaurants and pastry shops, but I enjoyed looking in windows.

This store had religious objects imported from Italy.

My first food stop was Ferrara's. I thought of stopping for a cannoli and coffee, but the line was long. I did enjoy taking pictures of the treats for sale.

The temptation was great, but I moved on with just pictures for souvenirs.
I had the good luck at arriving at Caffe Roma during a lull and was able to get a table without a wait. By the time I left a half hour later, every table was filled.

 This is the oldest pastry shop in the neighborhood and the cannoli I ordered was delicious. I especially liked the old-fashioned ambience.   
Christmas was lovely, warm and fun and the last few days have been spent seeing friends and enjoying the unseasonably warm weather. What a treat!
This house was just a few blocks from the friends I visited on Christmas. I enjoyed the simple, but lovely, white lights.

As always, thanks for visiting. Your visits and friendship are great gifts all year round.


Marie Rayner said...

Carol, I always love it when you take us on a pictorial tour of NYC. I have always wanted to go there. God willing one day I will. In the meantime I can just keep enjoying your little tours you share so very well with us! Those tasty treats all look amazing and I love the white lights! xxoo

Denise Dobkowski Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Thanks for the memories of my cannoli at Caffe Roma. I've been thinking this week about my visit to your city for New Year's Eve 2001.

Theresa said...

I have enjoyed visiting your City this Christmas! It is always so festive! Have a blessed day dear friend! HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It would be wonderful to have pastry shops like that to visit. A really bakery is hard to find in our area. You have to travel quite a ways to find one. The new year will soon be here and I too have been working on my word for 2015. I think I've found it but am still pursuing ideas. Hope you have a wonderful Monday! The last one we'll have for this year.

Simply Linda said...

OOOO'S and Ahhhh's. I have really enjoyed your posts..thank you for sharing. Blessings

Melinda said...

Oh yummy yummy!
Glad that I will be having lunch soon.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday fun.

M :)

Annesphamily said...

Carol have your ears been burning? LOL! I was telling my middles former beau who manages a Sonic about you and your Slush giveaway this summer. Yesterday, because of bad weather our church cancelled services but they had a special on TV. They were in NYC and it was wonderful. Made me smile and think of you and wish I could visit soon. I love that first photo with the Nativity sets. You must tell me where that was. A girl can dream! I love collecting Nativity Sets. But as always all your photos are wonderful. You live in such an exciting place. I also want to wish you a Happy New Year with many blessings and good health. Say a prayer, I have a dental appointment tomorrow. Hugs, Anne

Sola Scriptura said...

The pastry shop looks so charming. It reminds me of a pastry shop I visited in Sicily.
I hope you continue to enjoy warmer weather!!