Exploring New York: My Weekend in Photos

Staying in New York for the summer was both a no-brainer and a really difficult decision.  It's hard to be away from family, especially my puppy, and it'll only get harder.  But staying here is worth it.  I have a job that is not simply retail, but will look good on my resume, teach me valuable skills, and provide good future recommendations.  I also have an amazing internship that is finally helping shape the image I have of my ideal career.

But this summer is also proving to be a little lonely.  I work from 10-6 every day with about an hour of a commute on top of that.  Luckily I get to spend a lot of time in Brooklyn, having a ball.  I also have a bunch of friends in the city, though I don't see them as much as I'd like.  I've found it is terribly easy to get stuck sitting in my apartment and reading.

So this weekend, Cindy and I ventured out into the far reaches of New York City, with Andrew joining in a bit as well.  While a lot of my weekend has also been spent laying on my bed, trying to kick this cold as quickly as possible, it's been amazing to get out, spend some time in the sun, and do the unexpected with some of my favorite people.  

So here are a few tidbits from my weekend!

The first installment of my summer reading.
Andrew, Cindy, and I discovered that Fort Tryon Park is absolutely stunning.
The Cloisters are not at all what I expected.  I had hoped for more gardens, but old Christian stuff is okay too I suppose.  The architecture, however, was unbelievable.
But the green spaces they did have were very nice.
Then this morning, I took Cindy down to Greenpoint to grab the most delicious donuts from Peter Pan Donut Shop!
The obligatory stencil picture.
We sifted through piles upon piles of old postcards, photos, greeting cards, and button.
And ended the trip with a very blurry but delicious lunch of sushi!

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I'm Madysen, born and raised in Nebraska but now living out my dreams in New York City. I moved here to go to Columbia, but living in New York has become so much more to me. This blog is a space where I can share my experiences of reconciling my midwestern upbringing with the life I live in the city. But even bigger than that, this blog serves as a space where I can try to understand where I fit into the larger social world, where I want to go in life, and how I want to go about pursuing all of these endeavors.

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