State of Mind

I'm back.
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