Sunday, May 23, 2010

Chelsea - One of My Favorite Parts of The City

Saturday was an exploring day! Anna and I woke up at 9:00 - early for a Saturday! We headed out to the Chelsea Flea Markets that came recommended by Kathryn. Right off the subway I fell in love with this part of town. It was so charming. First, we went to this huge open garage full of different vendors showcasing their goods - or junk - you be judge. The entire situation was pretty funny. People were bargaining like crazy. We searched through different booths and found some pretty interesting things.





We wandered around, followed a couple of wrong directions, but saw the cutest parts of the town. I even bought drink from a little girl's lemonade stand. I forgot that I was in New York City. I could easily live here.

Next stop - The Chelsea Markets. This place is so much fun. We found so many yummy treats, fruit, etc. They even have this crepe shop I have to go back and try.


These cakes were so intricate. It took me awhile to even realize they're edible.



After walking our lil feet off, Anna and I grabbed a sandwich at Sarabeth's (one of my new favorite restaurants) and headed for a picnic on the Highline. This is probably on my Top 10 List of Things to do in NYC. It's an old above-ground subway line that people have turned into a garden. It overlooks the city on the east and the Chelsea Piers/Hudson River on the west. I will come back here!





We made a quick stop with another group on Mulberry St. in Little Italy. We walked around the Financial District for an hour or so.
We went to Trinity Church and saw a choir rehearsal. I guess people just flocked to this church and also St. Paul's, which is just a few blocks north, during 9/11. Ground 0 is literally right across the street. It's chilling to think about what happened in this area nearly nine years ago.



We stumbled upon the filming of a Tiffany & Co. commercial right outside their building on Wall St. The model was beautiful...and check out that necklace!




New York Stock Exchange - shout out to Accounting 200.

We were not done yet! Next, we got off at Lincoln Center to try and grab tickets for Juilliard's performance of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice". We grabbed dinner and were the first ones in the standby line. Garrett and Ben met up with us. We grabbed a sandwich at a nearby cafe and were ready to go.


I was exhausted at this point. All I needed was a 20 minute nap in the first act to help me make it to the end. They changed the setting to modern time which was very helpful. I was able to follow the play after I caught some zzz's. That Shakespeare was one smart guy. Funny too. The actors were unreal. We talked with some of the dancers from Juilliard who were ushering the show. They said the dance department usually accepts 26 people - 13 boys and 13 girls each year, out of hundreds of auditions. Can you imagine? If you get into that school, you are set. I was extremely impressed with the talent. Anna and I did so much with our day. I love traveling with this girl! And there's no better way to end the night than with a lil Pinkberry. Honestly. I'm averaging one of these babies a week.


Loved. Every. Bite. Blows Yozone and Red Mango out of the water. By far the best frozen yogurt I have ever tasted. Come visit me. Come get some.
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