Sunday, May 20, 2012

nyc

the evening lights....
rockefellar square... me and mrs. B stuffing our faces with cupcakes.
 a few weeks ago, pscrubs and i were able to take a quick escape to nyc with some dear friends.
man oh man did we have fun. we were ready to live it up, since we were free from responsibility for the moment. their 2 older kids are the same age as our 2 older kids and all of those kids were in d.c. so we thought we would be really close by, just in case :)

we rented an apartment, hit up b & h, times square, several bakeries (including magnolia & levain), saw a show (leap of faith), walked and walked and walked, ate and ate and ate, took the staten island ferry, went to the today show, walked around central park, met up with my cousin, went to the met, found some delicious bagels (ess-a bagels), stayed up really late and had a grand ol' time.


enjoying the sights & smells at magnolia....

on a stroll in central park...
we did make it to the today show and saw bear grylls & my absolute favorite ann curry. she spoke to me. all i could say was "you are so pretty". she laughed and said it's all make up. then she leaned in really close and said "see, i have freckles under there. lot's of them!".  then she touched my arm and  said "but really, how are you doing?"

we are pretty much best friends now.


mr. B in R square...P really likes the time lapse app :)
mr. B attempting to make it thru the occupy demonstration...
the staircase that lead up to our apartment...
a view of the city from central park...


shake shack, grand central station, the garage (a bar that had a huge jazz group.. so so amazing) ping pong at the fat cat, st. patricks's cathedral, and some pics from out broadway night. we saw leap of faith, it was really cute. we then crashed an after party, not knowing we were crashing it. someone offered us champagne so of course we stayed. it wasn't until after a few glasses that we noticed an old lady giving us the stink eye. she finally approached us and said " it's just that this is a private party" and then shook her head. we finished our glasses and then snuck out...

we headed over to carmines for a delicious italian dinner. then we closed down times square looking for some action. we finally settled on a 2 am snack at a deli.


views from ess-a bagels, the most delicious bagels i have ever had... ever. levain bakery... so delicious, huge cookies, central park & one pic of our night out on broadway.
some views from the met, the chrysler building, & soho....
we did see a rat, which just about killed me, but other than that, i'd say the trip was flawless.
we decided to make a tradition out of it and go back every year.
also, i just saw avengers and couldn't help but notice that it was filmed right on our stomping grounds... 39th & park!

4 comments:

Laura said...

I am shocked that you only saw "A" rat. Surely, that rat has family.

I LOVE this post.
NYC is my FAVORITE PLACE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!
and you hit the best places.

now tell me about this rental apartment, and good grief, I think I would have to sell my children to afford that....

but still. do tell. because my children would understand.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun said...

Haha! We considered it. I told paul to just go home without me, I knew the kids would understand!
Not really, but it was awfully fun being in the big city!
We rented and shared an apartment through airbnb.com. It ended up to be so affordable! It was $250 a night and the couples split that. The apartment was really nice, next time we will look for a different layout... the bathroom was in the one bedroom, it would have been better if it were off the main room so we didn't have to tip toe thru my sleeping friends. But other than that, renting an apartment is the way to go!
Yes, luckily we only saw one rat, however I could hear them at night.AHHH!

Trust me, we couldn't afford it either unless we had a lot of perks... and we did. Our friend is a pilot & we flew standby. And my friends had an old friend who is a production manager & comped up tickets. Crazy!!! The staten island ferry is FREE! We are all about budget traveling....I should start a blog just on that!! :)

Kellie said...

I love your NYC pics!! One of my favorite places to ever visit!! You guys saw so much too!! I have an NYC rat story...my sis and I were taking a walk near the water in Brooklyn and something scurried right by my foot. I said, "oh look, a squirrel!" My sister said, "Not a squirrel, that was a rat!" I was wearing flip flops...I almost threw up!!

Also, NEVER look down at the Subway tracks...just sayin'...

susiek said...

Looks quite different from the time we were there together! Yes, NYC is an exciting place! Great pics.