Thursday, November 4, 2010

NYC in four days or less...Part Two

Yes, there is still more. I felt like we did so much, and yet we missed doing half of what we had planned. For instance, we never did make it to Connecticut - mostly that was due to the fact that we really didn't plan ahead, and only found out while there that Apple season ended on October 17, and that the weekend train schedule wouldn't have left us much time in CT before having to head back. So that excursion will be for next time.

Saturday we woke up and walked around Fort Greene, and we perused the Brooklyn Flea. What was a lot of fun was seeing the Halloween decorations out on the street.


Setting up stage for the Vampire Opera, which we missed.


Pumpkins on stoops.


I really loved the Fort Greene neighborhood. It's the classic architecture that you think of when you imagine 'Brooklyn' - yeah, I know I've been brainwashed by too many movies and tv shows like Bored to Death ( love this show). I could easily imagine myself living in this neighborhood with my corner cafe and local florist shop- walking in the park and having the cats laying in the sun in our two story flat. Well, you know- if the rent wasn't "too damn high."

After our morning walk in Brooklyn and wandering at the flea we headed to Washington Square.



Iconic, right? I mean this is where Harry drops off Sally when they first arrive in New York. We walked around a bit, and people 'watched'. There was a little street fair going on and we grabbed a quick bite to eat before heading off to The Met.








I swear, we saw more than the Egyptian Wing! The Met is unbelievably large, and unless we pulled a stunt like in The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, it would take ages to experience it all. We did wander through the Armor, the American Wing and the Medieval art, as well as the Greek sculpture.


We were a little too ambitious, and wore ourselves out that day! So after a quick bite at Candle Cafe - we headed back to the B&B for bed, only to get kind of lost on the way - let's just say we didn't make it back early like we'd planned.

I do have lots more pictures of the trip that I hope to get up on Flickr by Sunday. You can view those by clicking on Sights in the header. But, it may take me a few days to get them all up and sorted.

Next up the final round, Part Three...


  1. Aw, you guys look so cute. I am so bummed I missed seeing you two again. But it looks like you had a good time.

    Selfishly, I wish you would move here!

  2. who doesn't dream of living in a cute little flat in the city? Or of secretly living in the met? After reading that book in fourth grade it was my absolute favorite for years. I used to fantasize about what it would be like to live in the museum...

  3. omygosh, the street decorations! That whole place looks like it is buzzing. lucky you, looks like you had the best time.

  4. I actually live in a cute little 2-flat in Chicago, but the ones that I envision in NYC and Brooklyn (also thanks to Bored to Death - LOVE that show) are so much cuter! I love your When Harry Met Sally shot, and the Met looks amazing!

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