Friday, September 5, 2008

"You're Lucky I Have Time"

That was what a New Yorker jokingly said to us, when we asked him to take multiple photos of us on the Brooklyn Bridge. All of the people we've bumped into have been happy to help so far, you just gotta walk at their pace as you get directions.

Yesterday, we took the Subway to the Lower East Side. SoHo had all the familiar stores: Ann Taylor Loft, Staples, Mango, etc. and some super upscale ones like Kate Spade, Bloomingdale's and Vivienne Tam. Divine Chance led us to eat the most delicious, cheap and filling soup dumplings at Joe's Shanghai. We got to share a table with a stranger too!

Selina was the main photographer yesterday. The hot and humid weather made me feel so lazy, and so uncareful, as I walked into many of her photos. I thought it was really neat though to be in a tourist hotspot like the Brooklyn Bridge, where hundreds of photos are taken each hour, and to get to be (even unintentionally) in different people's photos!
We walked to the Staten Island Ferry terminal and the pace went from a walk to a sprint as people tried to catch the departing ferry. It was intense running through the closing doors and looking back seconds later to see the guards push people back. The view of the city skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was gorgeous, and it was all FREE!
We got tickets to Good Morning America for their 6am taping but decided to skip out. Rachel Ray was on the show! She's not my favorite chef, but I did order the rigatoni with vodka sauce, a recipe she cooked up, for dinner. We ate at Paesano's Italian Restaurant, and finished off with fresh, housemade tiramisu at Caffe Roma.
Ethel stayed the night, and this morning, we grabbed breakfast and explored a bit of Central Park. Thumbs up for the free seaweed smells.

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