Thursday, August 6, 2009

My day in New York City

Here is a photo I took of Grand Central Station, which is surely the first time it's ever been photographed.
Yay, Shiri! Today I went to New York to visit my friend Shiri and her 18-month-old son, Josh. I took the Metro North train from Union Station in New Haven to Grand Central (pictured) in Manhattan, which was $28 round-trip. And parking all day was $10. Not bad! And it's a pleasant commute, just a straight shot. At about 100 minutes, it's not a trip I'd necessarily make casually, but it's certainly nice to be so close.

Shiri and I go way back -- we've been best friends since we were 15. But we haven't lived in the same city since we were 18! We still don't, but this is by far the closest we've been. It's just a nice feeling that we can spend a day together every now and then, as opposed to every year or two.

It was a great day. We had lunch at a place called Tequilaville (because we saw it, and we were starving), and then, far more interesting, trekked over to Max Brenner, where we split this:

Max Brenner
Josh, up to no good with John's wallet.This was deliciously unnecessary. Then we went to Madison Square Park, where I made her son look timeless and poignant while he was stealing my wallet, thanks to the sepia setting on my camera.

I've been to New York several times, but there are several other cities equally close to New Haven that I've never had the occasion to visit, like Providence and Boston. So those are on the list.

Shiri asked a good question today, which is where I might like to live after school. It's something I have absolutely no answer to. New York? Eh, I guess maybe ... I have no feelings about it. Back to Texas? Maybe. Minnesota? Montana? I'm pretty much up for anything. I do tend to lean a bit toward the smaller towns, so I'm not sure a long-term residence in the heart of Manhattan is exactly best for me, but having said that, I'm sure that's what'll happen somehow.


  1. Love it! What a fun day!! I'm famous!! --SPV

  2. What a great memory! Glad we could have this time living near each other. Xoxo