Monday, April 6, 2009

Adventures in NYC - part 1

this is our room. uber simple. it didn't even have a bathroom or a tv. but it was 2 blocks from the subway (w. 96th & broadway) and it was $50 a night. i highly recommend it if you are looking for a bed in NYC and require no amenities.

me! in au bon pain.

grand central station
the following several pictures are from the subway

this is damien's brother (also named brandon). i couldn't decide which of the two i liked better (photographically) so i posted both!

this is damien, the groom

times square.

btw: it rained and was overcast almost the whole time we were there. the weather got pretty on our very last day. but it made for some cool moody pictures.

sadly i didn't get to do most of the touristy stuff. but we spent our free time walking, walking, walking, walking. it was awesome! i got a great compliment. B and i split up, i was waiting to cross the street at union square and someone asked me if i knew how to get -blah blah blah- i guess i looked like i knew where i was going (i really didn't)

D waits at a restaurant called Mars 2112 - he showed it to me while they were closing. it is pretty funny.

the Brandons prepping food in D's kitchen. Brandon-brother-of-the-groom catered the blessing on friday night and the wedding on sunday. this is a very telling picture - their kitchen was literally smaller than our texas sized bedroom closet. you can see the door frame on both sides in the foreground. now i know, when people tell me that NY apartments are small, they mean tiny.
the next two pictures were taken after the blessing on Friday night. i just thought i would grace you with our lovely mugs.

restaurant we - the two brandon's, damien, and myself - walked to

groom and best man

B pouring water into my absinthe.

the coolest Starbucks EVER - in china town

vendor in china town

Stay tuned for more of my photographic diary of NYC.


Casey said...

Oh, it looks like fun! You're right about everything being tiny, I'm too much of a space hog to live in NYC but I've always wanted to.

The last two times I was there, people told me I must not be from around there since I was smiling at strangers. I guess that was a compliment.

Glad you had a fun trip!

Pearl said...

how awesome! I've never been to NYC either, but would love to go. I think I may have wanted to go more when I was in my early twenties than now, but I still want to go! I love the photos. Have you ever thought of trying to put your photos together for a gallery show?

Sprite's Keeper said...

Wow! I love the pictures! My parents go up to New York every couple of months or so to see family, but I think they secretly do it for the food. :-)

Rhiannon said...

So cool, and excellent pictures!

Krista P said...

WOW! I loved teh subway pictures. Loved 'em.

Interesting room ;)

I SO want to go back to NYC.

Beth said...

awesome pics! i especially liked the second photo of the subway pictures. pretty cool!

Shangrila said...

Whoa, Bex! Awesome, AWESOME pics! My husband was looking over my shoulder and said, "Holy shit, look at their kitchen!"

"Um, that's a store, Dupe-a."

"Oh." (Then, pointing at the photo of grand central station he joked,) "Wow! Look at their living room!"

Becky said...

Ooh, fun! I love the subway pictures, and it comes through that you guys had a great, busy city time. And that is one small kitchen. I always used to laugh at Sex and the City, how Carrie lived in this giant apartment.

And it's good to know there are cheap beds in NYC. No bedbugs, I hope!