DAY 1 IN NYC
Cue Taylor Swift: Welcome to New York
- •My plane touched down at midnight at LGAI was the first one off the plane!
- •LGA was one hot mess but I and my backpack and two suitcases and Longchamp handbag eventually made our way onto a Lyft Line to my aunt's place in Astoria
- •I passed out and slept a good 8+ hoursAmazing in its own right but even more so because the place doesn't have A/C and it was 85F and humid
- •My aunt and I went for a brunch of coffee and sushi on 30th in AstoriaShe's befriended quite a few of the local shopowners so it was fun to see them welcome her in
- •I then made my way downtown
- •My friend suggested Dominique Ansel pastries but I made him come to a gym with me instead
- •I'm in week 1 of marathon training 🏃🏃 for the NYC MarathonToo early to fall off the bandwagon! Also, already regretting my decision to sign up for this race, I am definitively not a runner... On the bright side, I got to watch the Olympics women's diving semifinals and be inspired by their hard work and athleticism as I sweated my way through my slow treadmill run
- •Then pastries near Union Square :)To undo the workout, basically
- •Eventually we made our way down to Bed-Stuy
- •For dinner, drinks, and dancingIf this were SF that would have filled my going out quota for a week, maybe two
- •And friends from a very eclectic range of friendship origins!Including a long-ago experimentation with dating apps, co-mentorship of a CODE2040 Fellow, my Israel trip with REALITY / Forbes, and of course college
- •Subway'ed back to a friend's place in SoHo (one with A/C ;)) to crashParenthetical 1: Functional public transit is the best. Parenthetical 2: Lower Manhattan is so the way to go, if only I can find affordable housing down here... Anyone on list have leads for me??