My last night in NYC I decided to walk around the financial district and see the sights. I got to see the Charging Bull:
Federal Hall where George Washington was inaugurated.
Century 21, a large discount store that carries several designer names. The place was huge and they had so much stuff! Of course I walked away with a few new items I just couldn't live without. :)
Later I took the subway to Chinatown for dinner and shopping. I went to Joe's Shanghai to try the famous soup dumplings as I'd never had one before. Soup dumplings are like regular dumplings but in addition to the meat filling they have a broth soup contained within. To eat them, you have to open up the dumpling and either slurp the soup or pour it into a spoon before eating the rest of the dumpling. As I tend to love playing with my food, this was perfect for me. I also liked that the hostess sat you wherever there was room so I ended up first sitting with a group of three Chinese people who were in the middle of their dinner and then after they left a group of three Italian men were seated with me. I actually ended up ordering the Italians' dinner for them because they didn't speak English or Chinese. I left before they received it so I hope they liked what I chose!