Monday, August 2, 2010

It's a not-so-small world...

This weekend I went into Queens to go to the Queens Museum of Art.  This museum is at the 1964 site of the World's Fair and the Unisphere.  I didn't think the Unishpere would be that cool, but I have to admit I was awe struck.  Inside, the museum houses a painstakingly detailed Panorama of New York City, including all five boroughs.  What was really cool about this was eavesdropping on people explaining to each other where they lived and where different things were on this perfect scale model.  Later in the weekend I went to a street fair on the Upper West Side.  There were cool vendors and not so cool vendors and food galore.  It was such a beautiful weekend, with a brief relief from the heat, and mostly I spent time just sitting outside with a book people watching.

A proper New York breakfast before some proper New York site seeing.

Looking down the length of Manhattan on the Panorama.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Hi, friends!  Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  My internet availability has been very spotty in my dorm room.  But I think I'm back in business, so let me catch you up since last time...

I went to free Friday at the Museum of Modern Art.  It was so crowded!  I think I missed some nice exhibits, but since it's free, I can always try to go back.  I did get to see a really beautiful Picasso exhibit.

I had lunch in Chinatown again and shopped at some of the fruit carts.  I also walked up through Little Italy.  It was a lot like Chinatown only instead of dumplings and sesame buns there were cannolis and gelato.

I went to a meeting at Columbus Circle and got some nice pictures.  It's on the southern edge of Central Park so after lunch I went into the park to see more areas than last time.

This past Friday I went to watch the Goonies on the flight deck of the Intrepid.  We got rained out before the movie even started, but not before I got some great shots of the planes.

And finally, today I took the Staten Island Ferry, which is free, y'all, and got some much better pictures of the Statue of Liberty.  I considered paying for the tour of her, but the line wrapped around the park twice!  There was no wait for the ferry.  Easy decision!!

Check out all of the pictures I took.

It's a wishing tree.

I love this boat anemone.

She's beautiful.

This hay smelled so sweet.  The whole room smelled like fresh air.

The fruit carts in Chinatown have the wildest fruits!

Little Italy.

Christopher Columbus

In Columbus Circle, natch.

Here's Chris again, in Central Park this time.

Willie Shakes

Carriages of every kind.

The famous Boathouse.

Cool little remote control boats.


Usually Alice is covered with kids and people taking pictures, but this day was so hot and humid that I was the only soul brave enough to trudge through the park to hang out on her.

That sky looks beautiful.  In 30 minutes, it will be black and threatening.

Part of a WWII memorial in Battery Park.

The Staten Island Ferry is tiger orange!

Downtown Manhattan

Pulling up to Staten Island.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sweet Stuff

I made a few stops after work today.  First I went to Macy's at Herald Square.  It was BUSY and CROWDED.  Nothing unusual for New York I suppose.  Then I went to the Upper East Side to meet some friends for dinner and desert at Serendipity 3, the restaurant made famous in the movie Serendipity and is now famous for their frozen hot chocolates.  I got there early, so I made a pit stop in Dylan's Candy Bar.  Man oh man, it was like being at Willy Wonka's factory.  Three stories of every awesome candy goodness you can imagine.  I got some peanut butter cup popcorn.  It's life changing.

Outside of Macy's.

The cool (and slightly scary) old wooden escalator at Macy's.

Dylan's Candy Bar.

It was a colorful, candy-ful, music and happiness extravaganza.

It was difficult narrowing down my selection.  I'll just have to go back...

Wait times were up to an hour and 45 minutes when I got here.  Good thing I had reservations!

They sell quirky stuff in their lobby.

Sharing a frozen hot chocolate with a friend.  It lived up to the hype!

I got to take my friends on their first subway ride after dinner.  I've only been here for six weeks, and already I'm the wise old New Yorker!