Spring Weekend in NYC

Spring Weekend in NYC

New York City, NY, USA
Friday, April 08, 2016

This past weekend I had to chance to head to New York with my friend who is moving to the city for a now job. I thought it would be a great opportunity to head back to New York, visit friends, and help my friend with a big move. What I had intended to be a chill weekend became an action packed weekend! I’m posting this recap style, so just about everything I did over the weekend will be in these posts!

FRIDAY!

We flew out from Miami at 6 am, landed in NYC at 9:30, and by 12 we were at the first meeting with a landlord. After the tiny-apartment-crazy-rent shock, we were starving and went to grab a bite to eat.

Brooklyn Bagels: These bagels are basically on point. The bagel itself is bomb and they have a ridiculous variety of cream cheese to put of your bagel. I had the Astoria sandwich, which had cream cheese, veggies and grilled chicken. I give this the Jeanne thumbs up. Plus, the neighborhood is cute.

We dipped out of Astoria en route to the new Calatrava transit hub at the World Trade Center. While this building is *highly instragrameable* I couldn’t help but stare at the chipping paint. How is this happening to a building that hasn’t even opened yet?

Moving on. As usual, the awe-inspiring memorial by Michael Arad commands your attention in the plaza. It’s incredible when architecture gives you the feels.

After finally finding our way inside the Transit Hub we went to SoHo to meet our friend who was waiting for us at McNally Jackson. We didn’t stay here long, but I’m hoping to go back and chill there with some tea and a book one day. All of the shopping and showrooms in the area are just so good. They deserve a whole day. I picked up a backpack at FjallRaven and we perused through the MoMa store. They carried HAY and MUJI merchandise which was pretty cool, I had only seen them in Berlin before. They have the cutest stationery.

We had a coffee pitstop at Sunday Surf and I really wish I had pics of this place! It’s a surf shop with a cafe and a hidden courtyard at the back of the store. Really chill vibes.

It was finally dinner time!

Chatd took us to a place called Il Corallo and it was amazing! They serve pizza and fresh pasta which is great because the wait time for your food to come out is so quick! I had an amazing bowl of Tortellini Boscaiola. Came out in 5 minutes and was a perfect dinner after walking 10 miles in a day!

That night I called it quits early and went to bed early. Eneida and Frank fully committed and went out that night and found an *underground* bar in Williamsburg. To be honest, I had serious FOMO but I did appreciate the full 9 hours of sleep.

Stay tuned ’cause tomorrow I’ll be posting the Saturday recap!

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