Sunday, February 24, 2008

snow in central park

the last couple of weeks have been busy- lots of work... so not a lot of blog posts. this friday we were very excited to wake up to snow having fallen overnight. this is what we got up to on friday morning... the great thing about friday snow is that it was still around for saturday! we thought we would take a walk in the park on saturday morning, so we went to bouchon bakery in columbus circle for a little coffee and some pastries. zach got a demi baguette, and i got a small pistachio and cherry brioche. although zach was sure it would have been better if the cherries were replaced with chocolate, i thought it was absolutely amazing. the park was beautiful- and even better- the paths had been scraped so we could walk through without getting our feet wet! its so amazing to walk though the park in the snow, its sometimes hard to believe that you're still in the middle of the city. this part of the park is called the mall, its one of our favorite places. oh, and watch out for the vampire snowman. he's very frightening.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

super tuesday

super tuesday was a very odd day. i voted this morning, at my neighborhood polling place. the voting booths are the old school ones where you pull the lever. this was new- i have only voted on the computer voting stations before. for some reason i also decided to answer the questions of the person conducting interviews outside. that was a bit of a disaster, unfortunately i was not at my most articulate this morning...
then the train was delayed slightly... due to the parade traffic. yes. the giants parade downtown was also this morning. this meant that a ton of people were filling the streets and screaming all morning and afternoon today. zach was able to watch the parade from the top of his office. all i saw was the police barricade when i went to meet him for lunch.
it was actually pretty cool to watch all of the excitement. far down the street was a big projection screen, although you can't really see it in this photo. the parade started at south street seaport, and ended at city hall. we did see some people jump on top of a taxi, which was rather crazy! my favorite thing from the day was the t-shirt slogan "18 wins, one GIANT loss."

soho shopping

this weekend, we started out in soho to do a little shopping at best buy and muji. we ended up exploring through the area, and walked from west 4th and 6th ave, down through soho, back up lafayette, turned around at astor place/ cooper union, and then back down through soho to muji. in our wandering, we came across the new musuem...
this weirdly proportioned building... (doesn't it look like it should be wider?)i got this neat booklet of walks through the city . its 50 cards, each with a different city walk map, and facts about the area. we thought this would be a neat way for us to see new things and also pick up handy facts along the way.