Summer in NYC: Week 1

I’m officially a New Yorker!  I moved to the city and have survived the first week.  The energy here is unlike anything else and I’m loving it so far.

Week 1 went well.  There was a lot of settling in and figuring things out: how to take the subway, where to buy groceries, and finding a gym and yoga studio.  I joined Modo Yoga and feel completely at home.

There’s an enormous sense of accomplishment that comes with doing something that makes you nervous and succeeding.  I took the train to NYC all by myself and was able to check in to my building and make it to work on time the next day.  #adulting

I had dinner with my cousin on Wednesday night at Jack’s Wife Freda.   My salmon over kale was quite tasty and the cheese plate appetizer was some gooey goodness.  It was wonderful to see her and spend time together.

Work is fascinating thus far and I like my coworkers a lot.  They’re awesome people!  We went up to one of their rooftops on Thursday and had this beautiful view of Midtown.
Midtown NYC Rooftop View

On Saturday, my roommate Jess and I checked out Smorgasburg in Brooklyn.  There were over 100 food vendors to choose from with everything you could imagine from vegan barbecue to Po’ boys. I’ll probably go back at least one more time this summer.  Eating by the East River and meandering around Williamsburg after lunch was the perfect way to kick off the weekend.Smorgasburg Brooklyn

We split the freshest pizza I’ve ever had.  It was baked right in front of us!

Smorgasburg Brooklyn Pizza

Enjoying lunch by the water.

Smorgasburg Brooklyn River View NYC

Can’t wait to see what Week 2 brings!


  1. Wow! I’m so glad your move to New York was seamless. It seems like a magical place (anywhere with fresh baked pizza and a beautiful cityline is magical). I can’t wait to read more about the New York scene, it’s where I want to live after college. Thanks for letting us in on your experiences!
    -Lots of Love, Lola |

    • I’ve been eating way to much pizza! You’re right – it truly is a magical place. Best of luck making it happen for yourself after graduation!

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