we decided to go to NYC for our one year anniversary (a little early) and go on valentine's day weekend (it was a long one due to kyle getting presidents day...gotta love federal holidays). we were going to stay with some friends of mine but then i thought...being in NYC...it would be a little crowded. so, we did the boldest thing EVER. we rented someone's apartment off craigs list!! we had no clue who she was but after we both interviewed each other, we had a good feeling about her! we stayed in LES (lower east side), a fun, growing area. since it was kyle's first visit to nyc, i wanted it to be a non-tourist event....meaning no hotels and lots of subway rides. we had the worst flight on the way up there. i hate to fly but i do it about 2 to 3 times a year. the wind gusts were up tp 60 mph and that is not fun to land in. they closed all but 1 runway at LGA and canceled most flights....but not ours of course. after literary shaking for 40 mins while circling the city, we landed. our plane was still shaking while we were waiting to get off it. i don't have a weak tummy but i had enough. the flight attendant went to one stall and i in another and we 'made' ourselves feel a lot better. it's pretty bad when the flight attendant tells you that she has flown a long time and that was her worst flight! (that night a plane crashed in upstate NY, killing all the passangers). enought of that!! we then met the craigslist girl in LES to get our key and she showed us around her apartment. i highly recommend the area and her apartment. she even left us maps! here is a tour some of the hot spots....
kyle on wall street. bring it on recession.
one of our many trips to times square (long story)
kyle told me "angie, i want to eat at a place i saw on 'divers, drive-inns and dives' called Katz's Deli." i told him "kyle, this is NYC and since you have no idea where it is, we will never find it." yup, it was on to our subway stop from our apartment and we passed it everyday. http://www.katzdeli.com/ we ate dinner there and the above sign is from...you got it! the famous scene from 'when harry met sally' was filmed at katz's!
day 2: it was fashion week so we marched ourselves up to bryant park to see some stars.
we wanted to be sneaky. totally not obvious! sorry kyle...lauren or whitney are no where to be found. (that's for all you "hills" and "city" fans)
http://www.chelseamarket.com/ kyle had to go to chelsea market because he is a food network junkie. he was in heaven! it wouldn't hurt his feelings if we had to move to the city...at least for now!
downtown manhatten skyline-view from brooklyn
the brooklyn bridge.
YUMMY! i saw this place on samatha brown's great weekend getaways. i want her job.
here is the coal brick oven where the pizza's go in! there is usually a line that wraps around the block but since we went in feb...it was only about 10 people long.
i am such a rebel.
stephanie from high school invited us to her boyfriend's graffitti art show in brooklyn. they had a kissing booth so we decided to act on that offer!
Day 3: eating lunch in SOHO with rachel (friend from my summer camp jobs)!
It'sValentine's Day! I am a HUGE "Sleepless in Seatle" fan. It just so happens that we went to the top of the Empire State building on Vday. Kyle really wanted to see a view of the city from way up high! So I gave in and went!
I didn't see Meg Ryan or Tom Hanks.
I would love to get into photography one day. This is my favorite pic I took on LOVE day!
I have decided that it would be great to own a parting lot in the city. I mean look how many cars you can fit in that tiny space.
Valentines day dinner in Hell's Kitchen at Meson Sevilla
It was the 1st time we had Spanish food. Yummy.
We met a fun couple from Queens that told us another place to eat in chinatown.
Day 4: So we went! Wo Hop was Wo Good! Kyle really enjoyed going in the secert rooms that sold knock off purses! gucci? prada? dvd.dvd.dvd?
He had to try a hot dog from a street vender.
yes...it's rupert g! we had to get prepared for david letterman so we had a cup o joe at hello deli.
kima (high school friend) was in town for a few days so she met us for lunch while we waited for letterman!
this is kyle being very excited to be at a taping of a national tv show! we love dave!
day 5: we stayed the last night at lia's (friend from college) and went on a central park stroll before heading to the airport. we had a great time! it was so good to see my NYC friends! happy one year anniversary to us!