Upon reflection of my brief stay in NY, I didn't expect two things: 1) that walking around the city alone wasn't nearly as trepidatious as I'd prepared myself for. Each morning I stepped out with the feeling of independence, adventure and no direction all at once, and marched on. And 2) that the city runs like clockwork: transit works and people don't bother each other [read: NO CAT CALLS. Ultimate female safe haven].
Days after my return to SF I still feel energized, brave, and refreshed for the next thing the world has in store... I can feel it stirring near the bottom of my heart...
I have a long list for people to see and neighborhoods to wander for my next visit. For the record, and the sake of my terrible memory, here's what I managed to squeeze in this time:
- Shake Shack (thrice)
- Halal cart (twice)
- Broadway show (Newsies at Nederlander Theatre)
- Rode the subway
- The Ides Bar at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg -- amazing view of Manhattan skyline
- Karaoke with coworkers
- Walked the Highline in West Chelsea, where most of these photos were taken
- Visited the Chelsea Market
- Visited Printed Matter bookstore
- Ate at Bo Ky in Chinatown, fish dumpling soup!
- Ate at Sake Bar Hagi, a delicious izakaya near Times Sq
- Attended the Inkling Habitat launch event at the Allen Room, which had a breathtaking view of Columbus Circle