Scenes from NYC

Hey everyone! Over the past weekend, I had the pleasure of going to NYC for a little birthday getaway weekend.  I’ve been to NYC on work many times, but, if you can believe it, this was my first time going for fun! I know, it’s crazy! I’m going to let my pictures do most of the talking… hope you enjoy!

Walking around Chelsea Market

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Times Square-

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Dinner at Maialino

My friend Jess’s sister was so helpful in suggesting good, non-touristy restaurants in the city. And, even more helpful with securing a reservation at Maialino which was in the Gramercy Park Hotel. The food was absolutely delicious and it was pretty cool to have the Chef send out so many complimentary tastings! The best part of the night, though? The fact that Katie Couric walked in and literally sat at the table next to us. Yes, you read that correctly. Katie Couric was there. She was so pretty! I didn’t have the chance to get a picture or talk to her, but just seeing her was cool enough!

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(Fried artichokes and bread topped with whipped potatoes and cod)

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(Pasta dishes)

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(chocolate croissant bread pudding with hazelnut gelato. I died. So good.)

Jogging through Central Park

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(The coolest part about this run was that there was a race going on that was dedicated to BostonStrong. Very emotional feeling jogging with a bunch of New Yorkers all wearing BostonStrong shirts.)

Well, that about sums it up, or at least what I had pictures of, haha Sometimes I forget to take pictures or think it’s not worth taking a picture of another glass of wine or another plate of food or another scenery photo, but when I go to write up a post, I kick myself because I really wish I had taken those pictures!  I know some people would rather blog through words, but I tend to be someone who enjoys looking at pictures, so that is why I like to put a lot in my posts. Rant is over.

Questions for you:Are you a NYC fan? What is your favorite restaurant in NYC? How was your weekend? Any good eats or drinks to share?

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13 thoughts on “Scenes from NYC

  1. Meredith says:

    NYC looks and sounds amazing! That must have been so fun and emotional to jog through central park and see the boston shirts! The food sounds and looks incredible too, and I may have fainted if I saw Katie Couric!!

  2. suzanne gagnon says:

    Hi Nick,
    Okay, enough with the B-day celebrations!!! I loved your pictures of NY–what an amazing adventure! Good thing I have daughters who get to travel–I live vicariously through you! Mom

  3. Dana says:

    I am New York.

    Ok, just kidding. However, I have more NY pride than some people who live there, which is funny because I’m from Southwestern CT, but we’re basically NYC. I can’t imagine how amazing it must have been to job through Central Park for Boston. Very emotional, I’m sure, but well worth the jog. Glad you enjoyed yet another birthday celebration!! Keep posting pictures-I love them!!

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