My friend Hodel has been enjoying her time here in New York City. A few days ago, we decided to explore Manhattan a bit.
We started out on the Lower East Side, where we stopped by my favorite deli to get egg creams. I took a photo of Hodel in front of this pretty mural. Doesn't Hodel look lovely?
We walked up 2nd Ave to St Mark's Place, and then walked along St. Mark's to get to the 6 train at Astor Place. Of course, Hodel had to have a photo in the subway! I remembered how excited I was to visit the subway on my first trip to New York. Even now, it is exciting to ride it!
After switching trains at Grand Central Station, we made it to Times Square! Hodel wanted to have her photo taken in front of a giant lit-up flag. Both of us are originally from the former Soviet Union and have begun new lives in the United States.
Hodel was so excited to see the lights of Times Square! I had to admit, it was pretty fun to see all the different kinds of people in one place. Of course, we stopped by the big Toys R Us store to look at the Ferris Wheel.
Hodel got to pose for a photo for one of New York's Finest- a member of the NYPD! He was very nice.
Hodel was so excited to see the Mary Poppins theatre! We didn't see a show, because all the theatres are closed on Monday nights, but I took her photo outside anyway.
Finally, it was time to go back to my house. There was time for one last photo, so Hodel posed in front of the sparkling Subway sign. It's so cool! I wish we had one in my neighborhood.
Even though we didn't stay in Times Square very late, Hodel and I both had fun. If you came to visit New York City, what would you want to see? Where should I take Hodel next?
P.S. Don't forget to enter my photo contest! Details are here. The entry period ends tomorrow night (Friday, August 31) at 11:59pm. Just email a photo of your doll with her favorite accessory to me at email@example.com! The winner will receive a prize pack with four different toys.
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