Authors Note: I have a new camera! Sony DSC-H50... what do you think?
My Tourist's Guide to New York continued on Monday with an evening trip to Roosevelt Island in Manhattan. It was the first really nice, 70 degree day in NYC, so I decided 'Why the hell not?' There are only two ways on the island, via tunnel or ferry/air tram. I opted for the latter. It was a pretty dope view of the city, suspended hundreds of feet above it. The tram is operated by the MTA, so it's only $2.50 to ride back and forth... I'm definitely jealous of the businessmen and -women who get to call this view their daily commute.
The sun was just starting set on the island, and the light over the river was spectacular. Manhattan was just a hop, skip, and a jump away, but there is a quiet and calm on Roosevelt Island that the city lacks- Manhattan's answer to modern suburbia, I guess. In the hour that I sat on the waterfront, I saw dozens of young, upstart couples with babies, joggers with bouncing ponytails, and yuppie urban types who had clearly swapped their high heels for sneakers on the way home.
It's a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. I had dinner and a drink on the island (Happy Hour and no worries about driving, woo-hoo!) before heading home. It was a lovely day.
I wore a brand, spanking new white eyelet shirt from Hurley (button-ups have kind of been my thing these days) with a cream-colored, oversized cocoon sweater from Old Navy and my favorite Uniqlo jeans. My trusty Chucks came along, too, because I wasn't sure of how much walking I'd be doing and didn't want to be caught at the end of the day with sore, tired feet. I like this spunky outfit... It's so ME.