Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of

Hi all!

I’m back!  NYC was great!  I’ll give a short photo recap of the happenings.  I took pictures of some meals, not all (since most people in my program don’t know I have a food blog… sort of embarrassing… oh well).

The trip started off Thursday (after a 5 hr bus ride) at the Brooklyn Army Terminal…

Where we got a tour on a NYC Water Taxi.

It was amazing!  We talked about maritime transport (because planner worry about these things…)

and infrastructure

and the other New York type things…

Then we headed to our hotel and to a reception with other Cornell Alums at Rockefeller Center.  Wine and appetizers were enjoyed… delicious! Then there was an unphotographed night of enjoyment (may have had a little too much wine…).

The next morning, I got up bright and early and headed to Balthazar Bakery for breakfast, where I got the most amazing asparagus, mushroom and cheese croissant and some pretty tasty coffee:


My friend, Celia, got a chocolate croissant.

Looked amazing as well.  After that we headed up to Harlem for a tour of Harlem.  Awesome looking outdoor grocery store (perfect for my food systems planning interest)

and on our lunch break I got a mango with lime, salt and chile!

Sooo delicous!  They’re better in LA but this was great after not having had one in so long!  Actual lunch was unpictured “soul food”… Collard greens, rice and beans and plantains… soo good!

Then we headed to the High line, which is basically every planner’s dream.  It’s an old rail line that was converted into public space.  Pretty cool in my opinion.

Then some more walking around, over to Battery Park and the Irish Hunger Memorial (no idea this existed)

and finally ground zero.  The night ended with a broadway show: Fela!

I was thoroughly entertained.  Great African booty shaking and an interesting message (kind of sad at times).  Definitely recommend it, although I know not everyone liked it. After the show there was fun-ness with friends.

Saturday, we headed back to Ithaca at noon.  I had a fun time!  It was nice to hang out with my CRP friends and not have to worry about school work.  Spring break starts now!  So excited to do absolutely nothing!

Tomorrow will be spend lounging, catching up on blog reading, maybe baking and potentially watching the Cornell basketball game with some friends.

Glad (but maybe a little sad) to be back!  Have a great Sunday!!