5.23.2010

Riverside Park, the 91st street garden



I've been out of the blog world for a little bit...which is a shame because I miss you all!! Excited to catch up on reading your blogs and hopefully back to my regular posting schedule.
I'm moving out of my apartment in a week. Things have started to get stressful...but I know that if I forget to pick up my camera and notice things, even in the midst of stress, I begin to feel a gaping hole in my existence.

These photos are from a few weeks ago. I need to dedicate this post to "You've Got Mail" lovers everywhere:

"There's a place in Riverside Park on 91st street where the path curves, and there's a garden. Brinkley and I will be waiting."
--Joe Fox (Toms Hanks), You've Got Mail

And so: the 91st street garden (above) in Riverside Park on the West Side is one of my favorite spots in New York City. The photos don't really do it justice. Come pay it a visit sometime.

5.06.2010

Yanks

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Here are some of my shots from the Yankees game I went to on Saturday. 
We lost to the White Sox. But oh what an experience!! I never thought I would say this...
but if you're ever in NYC during the season...try and go to a Yankees home game!! 
Oh the fans. 
I don't think I truly knew the meaning of the word "fan" until I attended this game
and experienced the rage, excitement, energy, vigor of the NY Yankees fans. 
We ate foot long hot dogs 
and walked around the beautiful new stadium amidst a sea of blue shirts! 
What a fun time!! 
One of the highlights for me was experiencing a surprise dance towards the end 
(last 2 photos). :) :)

5.03.2010

Testing, testing, 123

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I'm testing out a new image-hosting site for my photography with this blog post :). I want to return to the large images! What do you think? I already know I like it much, much better than the quality of the standard blogger photo uploader (which has really gone down the tubes recently).

The photos above are from a recent dinner I had with my friend Ryan at an excellent local Greek food restaurant in my NY neighborhood, Astoria (which is primarily a Greek area). The bottom photo is part of our meal: meatballs, chicken souvlaki and lemon potatoes! We ordered wine which came in a very interesting jug. To top it all off we got a little free dessert (top photo--a sign of hospitality that many Greek restaurants adhere to in this area). It's definitely a fun cultural experience out here in Queens :).