I hope everyone had an enjoyable Independence Day and long weekend. It kind of sucks that next year, the 4th will land on a Tuesday, so we'll have the weekend, go to work for a day, and then have off, and then go back to work. Although, I'm never going to complain about having a free day off from work so moot point.
Today's post is all about a day back in June. I made plans to meet up with my dear friend, D, in the city to bike, go to an art show, have some delicious food, and enjoy each others' company. If I had started this blog in my early 20s, it would be chock full of New York adventures, especially considering I lived there for about a year, but these days, I have less energy to drag myself out there. Even though I've always felt like a city girl at heart - I know NYC better than I know my own home state - I guess I'm just getting old and ornery. Luckily for me, D is always inviting me to awesome art shows, which gives me a valid reason to trek in, and then we usually turn it into a day of food and adventure. Thanks, D.
Citi Bike station on 83rd, rode all the way down to Chelsea, rode across to 1st Avenue, and then backtracked. It was quite a workout.
I drove in, since D's apartment is just a short ride from the GWB. D rode with me as I tried to find a parking spot on Riverside and then we walked almost 30 blocks down to the Citi Bike station and grabbed some bikes. The walk along Riverside was so nice, since it was shaded and downhill.
Hudson River Greenway all the way down to 39th street, where we docked our bikes and got some Gatorade to hydrate and cool off. There were loads of other bikers and rollerbladers and walkers. It was definitely a perfect day for being outside.
Chelsea Market to cool off in the free air-con.
SVA Maker's Market to check out D's fellow alum and their wares for sale.
Broderpress. So cute!
Fire & Bone were creepy but adorable.
Studio Llama Llama's crocheted animals were some of the most precious things I've ever seen.
Richard Clarkson, who actually has several weather simulating lamps.
Momofuku Noodle Bar
The Momofuku ramen was super flavorful. The pork was delicious, the broth was nice and clean, the poached egg was perfectly soft, and the noodles were nice and tender.