Monday-we head home later today, but there is still time to get in a few visits. First is a nostalgia tour of the Columbia University campus where we went to school. Good spots to visit are St. Paul's chapel, the whispering bench across from the chapel, and the Steps. On a nice day sitting on the Steps and people watching is one of the best ways to pass the time. We visit the last nostalgia food stop, Famous Famiglia's pizza. This was my introduction to pizza bianca-no red sauce and glops of garlic infused ricotta. I LOVED this stuff as a student. Plus the counter guys were actual italian guys which was novel to me. They are not as good as I remember, maybe because they became a chain or maybe it is my memory. Still, it has a nice crisp crust and satisfies the craving for cheese.
Now it is time to do something we never did while we actually lived in the area-visit Grant's tomb! http://www.nps.gov/gegr/index.htm It does not take much time, though the building is relatively large for NYC, inside are Grant AND his wife, and a few small exhibits. I was surprised by how many people were visiting, but if you are in the area it is worth it.
Finally we get our gear and head out. This time we take the LIRR, just because we can-pretty nice but not really much faster than the subway. Coincidentally a good friend will be landing about 2 hours before we leave, so we meet up and chat for an hour. That's it-a reasonable flight and our quick NYC weekend is over :(