Max and Rachel’s New York City Adventure!

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In my post-grad, pre-summer-employment phase that I’m going through right now, I’ve had a little bit of time on my hands. In addition to filling this time with vegging out in front of the TV, reading celebrity gossip, and sleeping, I’ve actually been doing some nice cultural things. On Saturday, I went to the Met to see the Room With A View exhibit which was quite lovely. Then, yesterday, Rachel and I decided to go on an epic biking adventure through New York City. This is everything we did over the course of seven hours:

1) Biked from my apartment to Choice Market where we enjoyed delicious panini sandwiches and cookies.

2) Went over the Williamsburg Bridge and onto the East River bike path.

3) Went through the financial district to the Governor’s Island Ferry.

4) Got on the Governor’s Island Ferry. Went to Governor’s Island. (I had never been before and this place is INSANE. It’s like visiting a picturesque college town in the middle of the city.)

5) Explored the island, checked out the old fort, ventured into some of the old houses, ate some popsicles, went on the ferry back to Brooklyn.

6) Got back to Brooklyn, decided we were thirsty, went to the lovely and oh-so-hipster Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain.

7) Went to the bike shop and then to a nice outdoor dinner at Pequeña. I had chicken tacos!

8) Met up with a bunch of friends for trivia night at a nearby bar.

INSANE, right? So much biking! So much sweating! I’m glad I packed three towels, because it was HOT out. I’m also sporting a nice sunburn that will no doubt turn into a pretty awesome farmer’s tan.

Sandwich at Choice:

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Some photos from the Ferry:

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Governor’s Island!

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Some photos of the old houses we explored:

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4 Comments

  1. Posted May 30, 2011 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Aw, I’m so glad you guys had so much fun! Everything looks amazing.

    What I’m trying to say is, prepare to reenact this entire day with me when I get a bike.

  2. Posted May 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    dude, i got totally (sun)burned. i kept waking up in the middle of the night to scratch my arms!

    also, daniel, if you are looking for a nice, reasonably-priced vintage bicycle, there is a guy named peter in sheepshead bay/gerritsen beach who sells them out of his basement shop. (it sounds sketchy but allegedly he has some good stuff.)

  3. Posted May 31, 2011 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Govenor’s Island sounds AWESOME. I want to go to there. Sounds like a super fun day :D

  4. Posted June 9, 2011 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos. :)