Recently we toured the Museum of Natural History (or part of it--it is massive! I need to go back to see more):
We also took the ferry to Staten Island and were treated with a fireworks show happening in the harbor as we crossed:
And most recently, we made the trip to John's Pizza in the Village, for what some people claim is the best pizza in the city. John's pizza uses coal heated brick ovens to cook the pizzas, which turn out crispy, perfect, thin crusts. We got our usual peperoni (maybe boring, but our favorite!) and you can tell we enjoyed it immensely:
It also made me happy that they had a huge mural of the Blue Grotto on one of the walls. This is one of the places we went on our honeymoon (on Capri, off the coast of Naples, the "home of pizza" according to some):
If you are ever in the city, John's is worth the wait in line for a table (just remember they don't serve slices, whole pizzas only! And no credit cards, only cash) for a great pizza and a pitcher of beer. Especially tasty after a long day of sightseeing.