In my last post I mentioned what “local” New Yorkers do on weekends: walk, eat, shop. Repeat. As you’ll see here, that’s exactly what my friend Christina and I did last Sunday (August 4) in true New York fashion, but with some tourism dotted in here and there.
Walk: Central Park, East Side
First thing in the morning: we wanted to eat brunch at Sarabeth’s because I heard a lot of great things about it. But it was a 30 minute wait to be seated…so we wandered around the Central Park area to kill time.
Brunch at Sarabeth’s! Ate salmon & cream cheese scrambled eggs with a pumpkin muffin. SAVORY.
Walk: Central Park West
I brought my friend over to check out my job site (Surprisingly, my project manager offered this opportunity – and I’m not going to object!). It was super cool getting to show her what I did and the details of my job.
Shop: Time Warner Center
We strolled around the Time Warner shopping center at Columbus Circle. Interestingly enough, this is the first thing you see when you walk in:
Saw a bunch of taxidermied animals:
Appreciated the universe & space:
Visited the land of dinosaurs:
I’d say it was a nice museum, but it didn’t quite excite me as much as I expected, especially since I’m such a science geek. The Perot Museum (which has similar natural science exhibits) in Dallas was more enjoyable. It may have been because the exhibits looked newer, were more interactive, and less friggin’ crowded in Perot.
Break Time (aka needed to SIT DOWN): Central Park, Upper West Side
Sat on a bench, people watched, and enjoyed a quiet moment.
Walk: Chelsea Market/High Line
Eat: Shanghai Cafe
Let me end this post with this extremely flattering photo of me gorging on soup dumplings for dinner:
Basically, all we did this weekend was eat, with some walking in between. As Christina put it, that “sounds like a good weekend!” It sure was :). You can read Christina’s take on this weekend’s activities on her blog. Hope you got some ideas on what to do if you ever choose to visit NYC!
Thanks for reading!