rich hot chocolate with a wedge of homemade marshmallow in it. Try a pretzel crois-
sant or a blueberry corn muffin, for an unusual but delicious taste bud experience.
Madison Square Park
Take a stroll around Madison Square Park. On the east side of the park is the original
Shake Shack, which offers burgers, hotdogs, and original ice cream flavors like Pan-
cakes & Bacon. On early Friday mornings in the summer, free yoga classes are
offered, as well as concerts and festivals on the weekends. Look up at the Flatiron
Building, one of NYC's oldest and original skyscrapers.
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One of the more modern additions to NYC is Eataly. Oscar Farinetti, along with res-
taurant extraordinaire such as Chef Mario Batali, opened in August 2010. Described
by Batali as a “grocery store with tasting rooms”, Eataly offers 7 sit down restaurants
within the store. Stop into Eataly to explore Italian imported sweets and treats. Head
upstairs to Birreria , Eataly's year-round rooftop restaurant and beer garden offers
family style dishes. Have a glass of wine and look at famous buildings such as the
Empire State building in the stylish backdrop. Eataly is also known as a great rooftop
bar to mingle, so be sure to keep your eyes out for the next cutie at the bar.