Fotos: Scenes from a New York Staycation {aka 4th of July weekend}

05/07/2011 § 4 Comments

Brooklyn Bridge.

First off, apologies to those of you that already follow me on Instagram, because these shots will be a bit repetitive.  I had a guest from LA visit me for a few days and I took some time off this week to wander around the city and be a tourist too.  I also managed to get some beach time, heading out on my first trip to Fort Tilden.  Also caught Woody Allen’s latest and greatest.  All in all, a welcome and much-needed minibreak.

Father Demo Square

Babycakes Vegan Bakery

Trinity Church

Bubby’s Pie Co

Stone Street

Washington Square Park

Petrossian restaurant in the Alwyn Court Building

The Chrysler Building

East River Bridges

Getting to Fort Tilden was quite easy.  Catch a ferry from Pier 11, enjoy a few drinks on hourlong boat ride (which passes underneath the Verrazano and goes past Coney Island), and get dropped off a block away from the beach.  While it’s not the most family-friendly set up (not a lot of bathrooms or concession stands and no lifeguards at all) the beach is beautiful and usually rather deserted.  If you’re so inclined, clothing-optional sunbathing is fine.  I kept it continental, but I did see a few fully nude gents and ladies — so if that’s not your thing, consider yourself forewarned.

Verrazano Bridge

“The observatory deck on top of Battery Harris East, a historic gun site, offers dramatic views of Jamaica Bay and New York Harbor, and is a great vantage point to spot migrating birds.”

Saturday’s summer storm in SoHo.

On Saturday I popped by the Angelika Theatre to see Midnight in Paris (a must see!) with Marisa, and then did a lovely bit of wandering, culminating with us solidly parking ourselves in the window seat of Mud Coffee in the East Village for a few hours.

Battery Park Marina

Evidently there are tango dancers in Union Square every Sunday…

Picnicking in Central Park

One World Trade Center.

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