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Inline by the Highline

28 Jul

Okay, technically I did not use inline skates, but I couldn’t resist the play on words. Today, the Uniqlo-sponsored skating rink opened beneath Highline Park at 30th and 10th, with free admission and skate rentals to the first 500 people (this deal is available for the next two days as well, so make sure you get there early! After that, admission [including skates] is $10 for kids and $12 for adults])

I had so much fun and it seemed like a lot of other people were as well. Apparently, there will be theme nights and other fun activities, so make sure you get there before it closes in September. In addition, today CoolHaus was there to help combat the heat. The Uniqlo Cube features select tees and cashmere sweaters for purchase (though I couldn’t seriously consider buying a sweater in this weather, despite the wide array of colors available).

Afterwards, I headed out on a stroll on the Highline. There’s this great new(?) feature where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in a section of flowing water.

 

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Summer Snapshot

22 Jul

Here’s just a cool picture I took while I was at Randall’s Island last week for a kickball game.

 

WFC Offers Unexpected Treasures

19 Apr

For the record: I automatically write off anything that has to do with finance as boring, stuffy, and generally loathsome. However, when I read about the World Financial Center’s EAT: WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER RESTAURANT SHOWCASE event, I instantly contacted my ebullient foodie friend, Ashley (you can follow her on twitter, @lasha908. She’s a host of information on bakeries and restaurants in NYC and will be launching her own blog soon).

Essentially restaurants in the WFC got a chance to showcase some of their food for $5 or less, which worked great with my broke ass college student budget.

As it turns out, WFC is an architecturally stunning building with a lot to offer. There’s a green market, film screenings, and music. Everyone at the Eat event was friendly and helpful. Its location near the water looks like a great place to relax during the summer (or if spring ever gets here). So if you find yourself in lower Manhattan, be sure to stop by and see what events might be going on.

Please enjoy some pictures of the delicious food we sampled at Eat:

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Mango Blueberry Tart from Financiers

Bike Rides & Cocktails

30 Aug
As predicted, I definitely started slacking with my posting, so this post is going to be 95% pictures that I took over the past two weeks (?) or so.

Me taking advantage of Free Bike Fridays on Governor’s Island. I’d almost forgotten how to ride one, it’s been YEARS!

Afterward we stopped by Water Taxi Beach at South Street Seaport. It was crowded because it was a Friday night, but if you go in the late afternoon during the week, it’s not so bad.

We also went to Sequoia, but were really displeased with the service here. The bartenders spent most of their time chatting up the male clientele and took forever to notice us and take our order. The $5 strawberry daiquiris aren’t worth the stress.

Enter 123 Burger Shot Beer. Super super cheap EVERYTHING and decent service on top of that. Take that, Sequoia!


During the really crappy weather earlier this week, my coworker and I stopped by Subtle Tea, which is this amazing tea shop on 30th and Madison. They have the biggest selection of tea I’ve ever seen. There was one really disgruntled employee who kept complaining about various things that should have been kept to herself. Other than that, the atmosphere is really great; they have wifi and lotsof outlets in case you’re the sort of person who carries their laptop with them everywhere. 🙂

Until next time…
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