A town of privilege
Greenwich indeed is the wealthiest town in the United States. Some institutions, etc may have it rated at number two or three, but in fact there are more Business and Political leaders located in Greenwich than anywhere else in the country. It is a town to be proud of to say the least. There is virtually no crime, and the town is only a forty minute train ride from Manhattan's Grand Central Station. Greenwich Avenue only a blocks walk from the Train is the Rodeo Drive of the East Coast with stores as Tiffany's, Sakes Fifth Ave, etc lining its broad sparkling clean sidewalks. There are restaurants of many international cuisines, movie theaters, jewelry stores, and much more on this incredible Avenue of the Rich and Famous. Dianna Ross, Andy Rooney, Mel Gibson, are just a few of the celebrities who reside in this town. Round Hill Club located on Round Hill Club Road is just about home to our nations power movers. Steve Young of the San Francisco 49er's fame, quarterbacked for Greenwich High School. It is a town of excitement and wondrous intrigue. Originally the United Nations was to be situated in Greenwich, but residents elected to prevent holding that distinction. The town is diverse and well worth a visit if you come to the NYC area! When I am away from Greenwich for awhile, and then return, I realize how much cleaner, wider, and more majestic the streets are than just about anywhere else!
Where are the Traffic Lights?
One of the first things I noticed in Greenwich is the lack of traffic lights down Greenwich Avenue. Many of the intersections have no traffic lights but have a police officer directing traffic. Fortunately for the cop, Greenwich Avenue is a one way street. It's just amazing to think auch a large avenue has no traffic lights and relys on police and stop signs (in off hours).
Gingerbread, Cookies, Pies and Cakes
The Black Forest Pastry Shop looks like something you'd find in the Black Forest and not right off of Greenwich Avenue. The building looks like a quaint Alpine house and inside is some incredible German pastries, cakes, pies, tortes, cookies and danish. The display cases are filled with delicious selections that it is very hard to make a choice. We often find ourselves here during the holidays for their delicious gingerbread creations or during the year for their awesome butter crunch cookies or apple pastry. The butter crunch cookies are delicious with large bits of crunchy toffee in a chewey cookie. The apple streudel is very good with flakey layers and delicious apples.
Good Ice Cream
Gofer Ice Cream is a small shop in Greenwich that servs a variety of ice cream products such as : soft serve, hard ice cream, shakes, cakes, pies and italian ices. They have a large selction of flavors such as: Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Coffee, Vanilla, Pistachio, Coffee Chunk, Vanilla Bean, Rocky Road, Cake Batter, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Black Raspberry, Rum Raisin, Oreo, Maple Walnut, Gofer Tracks, Mint Chocolate Chip, Banana, Peppermint, Crème Caramel, Strawberry, Cotton Candy, Praline, Coconut Chip, Toasted Almond, Pumpkin, Peach, Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Cherry Sensation Blueberry Swirl, Blue Monster, Java Brownie Surprise . The ice cream here is very creamy and we love coming her for a cone or a shake. My favorite is the Vanilla Milkshake or a strawberry cone. Liz likes the vanilla bean cone or the cinnamon vanilla swirl softserve.
Al Fresco Dining by the Waterfall
Centro is a colorful restaurant in Greenwich that serves Italian Food. I like that the restaurant is not in the main drag of Greenwich and is more tucked away. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. Inside the restaurant is a rainbow of colorful chairs, walls and booths. It is a warm and fun atmosphere to grab a meal. The patio is our favorite place to have a meal while sitting by the waterfall. The patio is a nice size with several tables with umbrellas.
The menu has a variety of Italian dishes as well as salads, burgers and pizzas. I've only had dinner here one but often meet Liz here for lunch during the week. The service here is on pointwhich is nice when you are trying to fit a meal in our your lunch break. I have enjoyed the Bellagio sandwich which is grilled chicken with avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato & basil mayonnaise on warm bread. Liz is a big fan of the Harry’s Bar Burger which she orders almost everytime we eat lunch here. The burger is sizable served on a garlic roll with onions, mozarella and worcestershire sauce. The Cheese Ravioli Bolognese is very nice as is the Rigatoni alla Vodka.
Dessert here is always a favorite with my chocolate lava cake with caramel sauce and Liz's creme brulee.