A few weeks ago Adam and I strolled around the village. He wanted to watch a game of street basketball at the famouse Cage. We then strolled over to washington Square Park. It was my first time seeing the place since the renovations had been completed.
Adam and I bought tickets online a few months ago to tour the crown of the statue of Liberty. So on Sunday morning we met up at Battery park to catch the Ferry over to Liberty Island. Because we had pre ordered tickets we were able to skip the monsterouse lines.
Once on the island we were again able to skip the lines and were directed by the rangers where to go. Being that there are only a few crown access tickets given each day there were very few peolple to wait behind during the security check. Not only are you searched for weapons but you step into a contraption the blows spurts of air on you which is able to detect explosive substances.
Adam and I then continued our journey up the corkscrew staircase that contained 300+ steps.
–Brooklyn Bound L Train–
The rooftop party was amazing. It was in celebration of pride week and Todd’s sister’s girlfriends birthday. (I am not the only one with a gay sibling!) Sophie, the women in this pic is rockin awesome she was convincing us that we need to take up Mountaineering. She play rugby, does triathlons and has CLIMBED EVEREST! Amazing right?
Here is the outside of my new apartment building. I live on the top floor. It’s not a fun climb but there are two major perks: 1. Nice legs. 2) Lots of light. 3) Close to the roofdeck. Ok that’s three. (The guy casualy leaning against the front rail is my roommate Adam.)
On our way home from the BBQ at Metropolitan I spotted a dresser on the curb with a “free” sign taped to the top. The dresser was in great condition, solid wood, with it’s original handles. Being that we were a good 12 blocks (1/3 mile) from home I was skeptical the we could carry it. Adam however was encouraging and said he thought we could do it. It was heavy, but we stopped halfway and ate pastries from a Dominican bakery. And so 12 blocks and four stories later I have an awesome new dresser that will probably be moved to many apartments with me in the future.
Sunday morning Todd, Adam, Kaaren, and I treked up to Queens to walk with Christine Quin and the NYCity Council in the Queens Pride Parade.
Todd and I were asked to be water boys. We were happy to have a job that gave us something more to do than walk awkwardly along with the group.
My roomate, Adam, and I went to the annual Brooklyn craft fair. We spent the afternoon browsing screened T’s, eating icecreame, and veggie burgers.
Doing laundry in NYC is one of the few things I don’t like about city living. There are those few that have laundry in their apartment but it’s rare. Being that I am overly picky about how my clothes are washed and dried I don’t trust having it done for me. So every other week I have to set aside an entire evevning to do it. Which is where I am blogging right now.
So yesterday with the help of my friend Christopher I moved my suitcases, a few boxes and bike to my new apartment in Williams Brooklyn. I have two new rockin amazing roomates that I am sure I will blog about in the new future. As usual I am living out of my suitcases but I hope to by my first NYC furniture this week.
The pic is me outside my old apartment door on 116th and 1st ave.
Had a good night tonight. Met up with my friend Kyle and went out dancing. Love the kid. We always have such a great time when we go out. We meet the most random and cool people, and have fun without really trying. I ran into my good friend David. I met him my first night in NYC. I arrived with no where to stay and my friend who was vacationing here knew David casually ad introduced us. David let me sleep on a blow up mattress at his apartment while I searched for something more permanent.