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Yesterday I met a friend in China Town for Dim Sum and we ended up on an impromptu foodie tour that took us to sticky garlicy, deep-fried chicken at Cafe Hong Kong and Shiu Mai at Dim Sum Go Go (Michelin-starred, cheap and baby friendly), and eventually back across the Manhattan Bridge (a noisier, grittier experience than the Brooklyn Bridge), via Juniors in downtown Brooklyn for a restorative iced coffee and superb cheesecake.

(My foodie friend, a former personal chef to the stars and weekday culinary explorer, said, ‘American does the best cheesecake in the world. New York does the best cheesecake in America. Juniors does the best cheesecake in New York. You are eating the best baked cheesecake in the world’. I paraphrase as I was too busy eating the lion’s share of the dessert to concentrate 100% on what she was saying).

We walked past the new Citi Bikes, which I haven’t seen in NYC yet as I was away when they launched. I use London’s ‘Boris Bikes’ all the time (named after the foppish Mayor who introduced them). They are a super easy, if not slightly clunky, way to get around esp if you live and work near one of the stations.

They are convenient if you need get from A to B in a Tube dead zone – like Oxford Street to Clerkenwell, where there is no direct tube line – or zooming around the city on a traffic-free Sunday.

Not everyone likes them – there have been some sad deaths in London (although cycling on anything in the UK capital’s narrow streets isn’t known for being safe) – but nothing beats the pure thrill of biking around a city.

Even if a Citi Bike will never look as cool as your owning your own wheels:

Something to save for a baby-free day.

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In line for Shake Shack in Madison Park – h1b reckons the line is 70 metres long. These burgers better be good. Still its a lovely day to look at the view (Empire State, Mies Van de Roe (sp?) & flatiron) and plenty of blossom

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