25 October 2011

tourist in my city

Recently I made my first trip over to Roosevelt Island. The small thin strip of land that lays btwn mid/upper Manhattan and Queens. I always thought it was purely residential {and mostly is} but they also have a cute little walk around the island with site-seeing things, a .25 bus to take you around if you’re tired of walking and a very small area with 2-3 restaurants and a Starbucks. In a way, it felt like we were in an alt-reality, maybe something like The Truman Show. Slightly not so Manhattan but you knew the big city was right next door. Then it was back to the city to explore a little for the day {it feels so good to be a tourist when you’re not supposed to be}. First we needed food and made a stop at a little random Italian spot in the West Village; it was good because we were hungry but not much more than that to talk about. We made our next stop at Carrie’s steps – after seeing Mayra {Life is Bananas} stop by there on her visit to NYC, made me realize I can’t believe I’ve never been! Then after all that – it was time for some sweet treats… or rather cupcakes and beer. Hello, Sweet Revenge, oh how I love you and I cannot wait to go back to you. Happy little day to be a tourist.
Any favorite things you like to do in your city?

Happy Tuesday!


Marian said...

This makes me wish I lived in NYC...all the things you can discover!

samecookiesdifferent said...

amazing photos- love this city- so magic..
xx the cookies
share the feeling
visit <3

undomestic chica said...

I should not have read this while hungry - now I want a cupcake!

bananas. said...

you went to carrie's stoop! YAY!!! did you read the sign in front...too funny.

but wait...sweet revenge? how did i not know about this!