beth and kit’s excellent adventure (then shawarma after)

Last week I had the honor of hosting my college bud Kit on her first ever trip to New York City! Which meant doing one of my favorite things: taking a week off work and playing tourist.

As soon as Kit’s plane touched down Wednesday it was ago on the tourist attractions, starting with an oldie but a goodie, Coney Island.


Which is freezing in mid-March, by the way.

The next few days saw us in a Brooklyn bagel shop, the High Line, Central Park, and walking the Manhattan Bridge.



“I don’t know what it is but I want to try it.”

And it isn’t a Kit and Beth get-together without some sort of reference to the Avengers, which is why getting some shawarma was high on our list. Shawarma, by the way, is freaking delicious. (Our next goal is to travel to Budapest together so we can say to one another, “You and I remember Budapest very differently.” Yes, we are nerds.)

Although there were a few repeat sites for me, we did also slip in some attractions that I hadn’t been to yet, such as the Museum of Sex, Top of the Rock, Museum of Modern Art, the Met, Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Times Square (home of the singing waitstaff), the National Museum of the American Indian, and Battery Park. Oh, and we saw a little theater production called Chicago. Have you heard of it?












The last couple days of Kit’s trip were a wind-down, and included us mostly wandering around different neighborhoods, including my own. And we saw Zootopia. Which has nothing to do with New York, but it was a fantastic movie.


You can also read about our adventures on Kit’s blog!


tourist for a week: central park and yankee stadium

The same day my dad and I walked The High Line we also went uptown and ended up visiting another public park. A little spot called Central Park–perhaps you’ve heard of it?

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We started close to the northern end and wandered down to 72nd Street. We came back the next day to finish the walk from 72nd to the southern end of the park.

Oh, and this was happening.

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Another day we took the train up to the Bronx to take a peek at Yankee Stadium.

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Turns out the Empire State Building is visible even from the south Bronx.

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You’d think it was really tall or something.

Stay tuned for Coney Island and yet another park!

pics post: nye in nyc

These were all taken on New Year’s Eve. I took a short walk in Central Park before work. The sun was out, the air was crisp, and my favorite song was playing on my iPod:

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After work, as you already know, I popped over to Times Square to catch the action:

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exploring central park

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A couple days ago I went exploring in Central Park. I didn’t find any of the famous parts that are always in movies, but I did find a body of water and a violinist under a bridge. Afterwards I got lost and had a hamburger.

I’ll be doing more city exploring in the future, but for now apartment hunting is my top priority on my down time. Stay tuned!