Tuesday, May 8, 2018

NYC - Third Time's The Charm

The old saying goes, "Third time's the charm."  And in this case it certainly is true.  This is our third time in New York City (the other two times being in 2011 and 2012 for short visits during Spring Break) and this experience is exceeding all of our expectations.

We are currently living in NYC for a total of two months while Joe studies to be a baker at the International Culinary Institute in SoHo.  We arrived at the beginning of April and will stay until the beginning of June.

Joe says he has never worked so hard in his life.  He returns to the apartment absolutely exhausted every afternoon. 

We are staying in the East Village and love living in this neighbourhood.  The energy in this city is palpable.  It is so alive!

While Joe is at school I am left to my own devices.  I am either traipsing all over NYC with my camera in hand or travelling up to Boston to visit with my eldest daughter and her family. 

A wall in SoHo.

The Flatiron building.

There is nothing I like more than bagels, lox and cream cheese.

Katz's Deli in the Lower East Side.

Sheep Meadow in Central Park.

David Bowie art installation in the Bleeker Street Subway Station.  (I also went to the 'David Bowie Is' exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.  It was amazing!)

The Highline.

Grand Central Station

Brooklyn Bridge

NYC from the Manhattan Bridge.

Spring took her own sweet time to arrive in NYC.  
Tompkins Square Park.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art.

We met a couple of self-proclaimed hustlers in Harlem one afternoon. 

Fried chicken and waffles.  Best dinner ever.

Central Park

Central Park

DUMBO - Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

The view of Manhattan from Brooklyn.


Coney Island

Coney Island

Josephine and Grandma sharing a laugh in Boston.

A three generation selfie at the playground.

Early morning fun with Elmo and Daddy.

A rather chilly picnic in Central Park with some of Joe's classmates and their families.

No matter where you walk in this city, you will stumble upon art.  A small sample of 'Neighbors' by photographer John Raymond Mireles.

We had the good fortune to see our friends' band Betty in concert.

The 'Oculus' building at the 9/11 memorial site.

Reading Room at New York Public Library.

The opening reception of Meryl Meisler's photographs of the Lower East Side in the 70s and 80s.  (And no, we don't know Meryl.  We just read about the event in the NY Times and showed up!)

'We Come In Peace' by Huma Bhaba on the Met's rooftop terrace.

The 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' exhibit at the Cloisters was just that.  Heavenly.

We have now been in New York City for a month and I have loved every minute of it.  This place is like no other.  It is exciting and interesting and creative.  Each day offers a new experience.  I can't wait to wake up in the morning!

I feel so free while I am walking.  I am anonymous here.

I can't wait to see what the next month brings.