New York City // See + Do around the big apple
My sister + brother in law and Ty and I drove up north last weekend for some apple picking adventures. We didn't get the brisk fall sweater weather I'd imagined - instead, it was 90 degrees and sweltering. We went to Outhouse Orchards near North Salem, NY. They had a nice set up with a cute barn with LOTS of pretty veggies to pick from, apple cider, pies, and gourds, galore! We picked a gigantic bag of apples for about $35. I'm using the verb "picked" very loosely here. We spent many hours just sitting under the shade of the trees, hiding from the heat. At the rate of one apple every 10 minutes, we slothfully (and sweatily) filled our bag.
This rooftop farm spans over 3 buildings' rooftops in Brooklyn. The farm roof we went to hosted greenhouses, a chicken coop, apiaries, a farmers market, huge composting operation, and a farmer's market stand with the seasonal haul. We walked around on a short tour that answered many questions, but left me with so many more! I'm fascinated by the whole operation and hungry to take more classes and get my hands *literally* dirty.
Maybe the most picturesque part of NYC (I should know, I carry a camera everywhere I go ;), is DUMBO on the water's edge in Brooklyn. "DUMBO," an acronym for "down under the manhattan bridge overpass," is a tiny area of Brooklyn between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Flanked by these two giants, and facing the entire skyline of Manhattan, DUMBO is home to some of the best businesses, shopping, and events in Brooklyn.
My sister, Alyssa, and her husband Jackson, are moving to New York City! This is a dream come true. I can't count the number of times in the last few years, since moving to NYC, that I either silently or out loud wished that I could have a sister near. This solves practically the only problem I have with New York! (now if I can get a decent mountain to snowboard on, I'll never leave!!!)
Apparently every year for the last twelve, there has been a "Jazz Age Lawn Party" hosted on Governors Island in NYC! Most natives probably know about this, but I had to learn from our friends who are visiting/living in NYC for a few months.
I'm a big fan of New York City, but I'm especially in love with Brooklyn. And of all the things I like about Brooklyn, (at the risk of sounding mega cliche + touristy)... my favorite thing is the Brooklyn Bridge!
There's not very many things that rank higher on my "awesome list" (c'mon it's a real thing) that a snow day. The surprise of getting "free time" combined with the glorious lack of obligation is a beautiful thing.
I finally got bangs! and people... I love them. Evidence of my love? The increase of selfies in my photo stream in the last week
Alarm snoozed. Roll over to pretend for five more minutes that the inevitable can be forestalled. Roll out of bed. Late. Minutes to get ready. Rush out the door. Sound familiar?
Crown Heights in located smack dab in the center of Brooklyn. It's home to Caribbean beats, Jewish streets, and.... drumroll... ME! Tyler and I sort of stumbled into Crown Heights.