NYC, day 4

posted 02 October 2005

I'm actually posting this on the morning of Sunday, which is day 5, but meh. Yesterday's fun activities including:

  • A New York manicure (for M; I'm not quite that gay -- yet)
  • Brunch at a swanky cafe where all the staff were, shall we say, fresh from their manicures
  • Wandering around northern Central Park, though the Conservatory Gardens (lots of photos)
  • A trip to Loehman's discount clothing store, narrowly avoiding saving $1750 by spending a still-obscene $750 on a vastly discounted but very nice winter coat
  • Cocktails at the Rise Bar on the 14th floor of the Ritz-Carlton, with great views across the river to Jersey City (if that's your idea of a good time) and the Statue of Liberty
  • Dinner at another good Mexican place
  • Clubbing at Miss Shapes NYC (good, small, and in flagrant violation of the smoking ban)

Update 2005-10-09: photos here

Keen-eyed readers will note that this was not as activity-filled a day as our previous days; this was because we also went to Opaline on Friday night, which was large and had pretty boys, but was only half-full because their liquor license had been suspended that evening for some reason. But we did see Carson from Queer Eye, so y'know.

Today is Outer Borough Day, and we're going to Brooklyn. I'll let you know how that goes.

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NYC, day 5

posted 02 October 2005

Aren't you enjoying these thoroughly detail-less updates? I promise there'll be a huge-ass set of pictures when we get back; my snazzy new camera has not had an idle moment since its purchase.

Today was Outer Borough Day. We woke up late (I was still tired after Miss-Shapes), and as our host was somewhat hungover (poor boy), we headed over to Brooklyn on our own. We took rather a long time to get there, since the subway lines were being a bit funky: this was better than the Underground's habit of shutting lines down completely, but the Metro could do a bit better job of the signage.

In Brooklyn we met up with Colin, who I've not seen (in the flesh) for years. He took us to a great Thai restaurant for lunch, then through Prospect Park and across town to his very swanky apartment. Then we went down to Brooklyn Heights and the river promenade, across Brooklyn Bridge (great views) and met his bf briefly before heading back to the apartment.

We ended our final night with dinner at a nice little Italian restaurant and a leisurely walk across the village. I think it's pretty safe to say: I heart New York.

Update 2005-10-10: photos here

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