Emily told me once that the only reason she hangs out with me is so she’ll be in my blog. Em, I promise not to let you down.
Last weekend I went to visit her in Brooklyn. I love Emily and I love New York, so it’s perfect. The New York tourist inside of me was satisfied at 14, so now I have all the time in the world to find the really cool things in the city beyond the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. I got to see Billy and have a mini-reunion with Rebecca at a sweet cupcake restaurant near NYU. Plus–we visited Eataly, Smorgasburg (and got some Japanese-inspired tacos!), and the Union Square market. I’ve been looking for some fabric to make a pillow and found the perfect Indonesian material at a flea market in Brooklyn. Sometimes it’s not where you get it that matters, but the story behind it.
But the whole time, I found myself comparing New York to Washington as we walked through the city, which made me realize all the good things each has to offer.
pros of new york:
– fixed price subway rides (& unlimited passes)
– art in the subways
– delicious food
– taxis that take credit cards and don’t get you lost all the time
– really cool hipster flea markets (like Smorgsaburg!)
– beautiful skyline
pros of washington:
– clean metro system
– my wardrobe isn’t out of place or too conservative
– eastern market
– professional food truckers
it felt so good to pull into the familiarity of union station, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t already started thinking about the next place I’ll head off to 😉
a bientot, new york.