Our week in NYC with The Opportunity Farm Crew! Post #4

Posted on Monday March 31, 2014

DAY 4, by Zac:

Today, we visited the 9/11 Memorial and Freedom Tower.  It was horrifying to see all those names.  There were so many.  It was very sad.  It was also liberating to see because of what the people did with the tragedy.  Even though something horrible happened, something beautiful came out of it.  It brought everyone together.  I never thought I would be able to see the 9/11 Memorial.  I’m really glad I got to see it!

Next was Chinatown and Little Italy.  It was absolutely amazing!  We had a food tour from gourmet doughnuts to Chinese dumplings, to the world’s best cannoli!  Then we went to the Hong Kong market.  I found a very interesting soda: it was real ginger ale with chunks of mango in it.  We also stopped at a Buddhist temple, which was one of my most anticipated stops of the evening.  It was peaceful inside, with awesome decorations on every wall.  Everyone stayed quiet to preserve the atmosphere.  Then we went home and made a delicious, duck noodle soup, using a duck that was hanging in the window of a smoked meats shop.  No one wanted to try the face, but I had to try it and guess what: it was kind of delicious!  Duck brain is better than you think.

zac chinatown                  zac dumpling