Thursday, August 29, 2013

Go Mets!

My company's summer outing this year was a mid-week, afternoon baseball game - my favorite!

From the city, you can take the subway directly to Mets Stadium, it's so easy and convenient.  Took us about 30 minutes because we were on a local train, which stopped at every possible point between Manhattan and the ballgame. The subway stop for the stadium is directly outside of the main entrance. Walk outside and you're immediately at the gates. It's virtually impossible to get lost (though many drunks have tried).

The gals at work were shocked to hear I'd never tried zeppole (much less heard of it). The sign puts it all out there, you get a hunk of deep-friend dough doused in powdered sugar. Like a giant solid mass of funnel cake.

Frighteningly delicious, embarrassingly messy.

Still find it difficult to root for anyone but my Giants.  But I'd rather be a Mets fan than a Yankees fan, right?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pretty Commute

Discovered a really cool playground in the park on my walk home today.

I love walking home from work through the park.  It's nearly 40 blocks, but it's so nice.
I feel really calm by the time I'm home.




Dave and I met up and had a hotdog. Then we went home and watched Friday Night Lights.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New neighbors

DVC's sister Sophia recently moved to NYC as well and found a place just a few blocks from us! 

CPC (Dave's dad) drove her down from Cazenova to help her move in. 
Whirlwind trip - down and back in less than 24 hours!

So now we get to see Soph and pretty Miss Penelope Lucinda Dogchild, 
the sweetest cow dog who ever did live, a whole lot more often.

Sure you can come stay with us! But good luck sleeping on the couch today, missy.
Of course, I probably left the door to the bedroom open, so you'll just sleep on our bed.

Best part about night walks?

The divine smells coming from Corner Bakery.
 This place smells incredible at night. I always peer in the windows like a total creeper. 
Hey guys! Got any free samples in there?

 Spending the morning with my gal Penny.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Brunch in the Village

What mom visit to NYC would be complete without a fancy schmancy Sunday brunch in the West Village?

The food at Jeffrey's was amazing.

Now, time to walk off that corned beef hash and eggs.


Look! It's over-dramatic teenagers performing ultra-modern Shakespeare on the High Line!

Hi Grandpa!!

 And then there was this. Weird.

Never a dull moment!

Sunday, August 25, 2013


We spend so much time walking across the bridge to Brooklyn, we've discovered a number of neat areas along the waterfront. When Dave's mom was here, we walked north along the river and spent some time under the Manhattan Bridge, where there's a beautiful park and a ton of brand new apartments with gorgeous views.

There's debate over what exactly the acronym stands for - most commonly you'll hear "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass" when I believe it's properly "District under the yadda yadda."  I've also heard people say that having bridge and overpass in the same title is redundant, since they mean essentially the same thing, so you'll sometimes hear "District Under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Overpasses."  Which makes sense, since the park stretches between both bridges and it's difficult to tell exactly where one ends and the other begins.


There were geese in the river!  Which struck me as hilarious and weird, because I think of this area as oceanfront, but DVC and his mom reminded me it technically is a river.  Still, I found it fascinating.

Set just 50 feet back from the water is a vintage carousel encased completely in glass.  So. Cool.

I absolutely love this area. Though our current apartment is amazing and in a wonderful location, when it eventually comes time to move, I'd love to look in this area. Suppose we'll see, when that time comes, if the river view, floor-to-ceiling windows, loft apartment of my dreams is available (and within price range)!