Monday, September 21, 2015

How was your Saturday?

Just one of those weekends in New York. 

Boyfriend got a Groupon for a Greek place in Astoria, Queens. We got up Saturday to go check it out and ended up walking around the area before lunch. I considered Astoria as a potential area to live when we decided to move to the Upper East Side. After actually walking through, I'm really glad we ended up finding our place so quickly. I wouldn't have liked this option. Granted, I only spent a couple hours in the neighborhood, but from where I stand...
Brooklyn > Queens. We came across some amazing street art, however. The Socrates Sculpture Park is a sad little place. Good farmers market, but it could really use an investment in the sculpture department. I'm still a bit confused about where Long Island City ends and Astoria begins.  Regardless, pretty much the whole area looks like a regular old city. It's hard to believe you are still in New York. To continue click below...

After lunch, which was really very good, we stopped by home to drop off our leftovers and headed to Central Park to boat! I've wanted to do this since moving to the city.

Yep, that's me climbing out of the boat, onto a rock. Then back onto the boat again. Why? Just seemed like a good idea at the time.

The water had so much bright green algae! It was actually beautiful.

I ran to try and snap a photo of that little steamboat, but you can still barely see it. Most of the kids have these huge sailboats. It's a time-honored tradition for city kids. This weekend, someone at the park was rocking a perfect little red tug tug-looking cuteness. *swoon*

Saturday night we headed downtown to a friend's place for his house party. Well, apartment party I guess I should say. It was so much fun! We met some great people. On the way there, we just ran into a festival in little Italy. Apparently it's a week long! Who knew? This is what I love about New York. This thing would have been the talk of town in a smaller place, here you just casually run into it on the way to somewhere else.

Until next time,