How I'm going to be titling my to-do lists going forward:
Yesterday, I wandered over to Green-Wood Cemetery, my favorite outdoor space in New York, with a friend who had never been there.
Then passed this guy on the way back to my new apartment:
I moved this weekend. I had been in a shoddy, recently constructed building in a neighborhood that I liked, but which wasn't near any green space and was kind of hard to get to from most of the five boroughs. The situation had a lot of problems I'm not going to detail here and I'm just really glad to be out of there. I've been realizing how much I didn't do in the last year because I just wasn't that comfortable in the space. I didn't make ice cream even once last year, for example, which is practically a crime against nature. I didn't bake any bread. I didn't have friends over for dinner a single time. How is that even possible? Cooking something delicious and then having people over to eat it is one of my absolute favorite things to do. It's all going to change though. The new place is gorgeous, in an old factory that's near both Prospect Park and Green-Wood. It has a lot going for it, including the perfect balance of industrial and pretty, great light, very cool roommates and fantastic views. I took both of these pictures while sitting at my desk last night.
I'm still settling in, but I'll put up more pictures as I go along... And, once my kitchen stuff is unpacked, having people over ASAP.