NYC

After five months here I finally made it to the big apple. Leaving at about 6pm after relaxing at Shay’s for a few hours, Halv and I arrived (via a crazy buffet place) around 10:30pm in Chinatown. We met up with our kind host, and had some quiet drinks, not wanting to ruin the rest of our weekend…

Saturday was really quite hot, so we thought we’d spend all of it walking around… we wandered up through Grand Central Station, Times Square, and Central Park. Between Times Square and Central Park there was some kind of street fair. Probably a mile of junk for sale…

ny street fair

We also dropped by FDR’s Natural History museum and the Guggenheim. The lobbies of these places seem to be very popular, perhaps as much for their air conditioning as for the attractions themselves…

FDR’s opinion of the State

The latter was shrouded in scaffolding for refurbishment unfortunately. We headed back down to the bottom of Manhattan Is, thinking of catching a ferry. However, the lines were so long we thought our time would be better spent at a bar.

bar at the bottom of Manhattan Is.

Three or four hours later we left in search of Brooklyn and a friend’s dog’s cousin’s party. We spent most of the rest of the evening there, leaving for home in the East Village sometime in the wee hours. Unfortunately a lost phone meant we had to go back to Brooklyn to sleep anyway. The late night excursion was broken up by a bar that had Master of Puppets on rotation so we didn’t feel too bad getting to bed at 5am…

The next day started nicely with some food and recovery of Halv’s phone, followed by a walk over the Brooklyn bridge back to Manhattan

Brooklyn bridge

More walking up to the East Village, and then back down through a crowded SoHo and Chinatown found us at the (in)famous Chinatown bus again. Home by 10pm Sunday night, badly in need of a shower. I’ll be going back… in the meantime there are some photos here.