We Attempted the new Whitney Museum


My last official Mommy Baby day was yesterday.   What a nice day for it.  Cool and sunny, it was a perfect day.  After lunch with Dad, I figured we’d head down the High Line and hit the Whitney.  Oh, what an amateur I am.  I should have figured the new museum which just opened would be a popular place.  I needed to get tickets the day before for a specific time.  Oh well, we’ll try again.  So instead I got a water and sat in the chairs right outside the museum.  We had fun doing selfies.  Yup, no socks on the baby.

Back up the High Line with a stop for my favorite New Orleans Iced Coffee at Blue Bottle.  Baby was asleep by this point.  Rough day.

Amy Visits!

Amy in New York?  To visit her sister after 7 years?  Apparently it took a baby to get her here.  My favorite (and only) sister, Amy, came to visit 2 weeks ago.  We spent some quality time together, took her down the High Line, and for Mighty Quinn’s BBQ for lunch. A great day, just too short.

Amy brought us cookies, which we devoured.  Yes, we were new parents and we ate cookies for dinner that night.  It’s a food group, I swear!  Baby was also rocking an awesome outfit. Not really, she looks like a bit of a mess with everything going on in that picture but we needed to keep her warm.

We’ll see you at Thanksgiving, Amy!

And now we need to have a visit with Auntie Cheryl!

High Line: The New Part

This trip is from about 2 weeks ago.  I ventured out with baby to the new part of the High Line, which runs from 30th St and 11th Ave, over to the West Side Highway and up to 34th Street.  It goes over all the NJ Transit and Amtrak trains coming from NJ.  You can also see the new Hudson Yards project (the orange building below).  Should be interesting when this is all finished.  It’s a bit more unfinished in this part, so nice to see how it all looked before the Friends of the High Line came in.


A Fruit Buckle Kind of Morning

I was flying solo this morning, but kept to our Saturday routine:  short workout at the gym and Blue Bottle Coffee.   It’s too nice to give up.   But today, I went with the Seasonal Fruit Buckle.   Not that I don’t love the Mast Brothers Chocolate Cookie.  The crumble topping was awesome.  That means there was lots of crumble and it was sweet.  I think it was carrot raisin?  I don’t know, but I loved it.  Played tourist and had someone take a pic on the High Line on my walk home.

The Changing High Line

The High Line has certainly changed since the first section opened in 2009.  Expansive views east to the city and west across the Hudson into New Jersey.  How things have changed.   This is a new area for development with lots of apartment buildings going up.  I have mixed feelings about it all.  I love my neighborhood and love the change (new coffee shops, restaurants, galleries) but then miss the grittiness of the far west side.  Ok, so I never saw the real gritty since we moved here in 2008 and it was quite a bit different 25 years ago.  So I’ll capture the change in pictures.  And when the J Crew opens up in the brand new mixed retail/residential/theater/park area opens…I probably will be shopping there.


And a few months ago when these buildings were going up.

Spring on the High Line


It’s days like this when the it’s sunny, but cool, warm in the sun and not hot…that I know why people live in Southern California.  The High Line is so quiet at 8 am, and we love the stroll to Blue Bottle for coffee…