When Friends Visit

David and Dustin came to visit over the weekend. These newb* NYC visitors were visiting and it was my chance to finally get to do the touristy things for the first time, you know: Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum, United Nations (without the flags flying, sorry David!), Wall Street and Central Park.

After a night of good dinner at Cafe Orlin and drinks at Decibel and Hofbrauhaus Traunstein, we dragged ourselves up and out into the city. For breakfast, we made our way to my favorite nearby bagel shop, Bagel Works. Just afterward, we met up with Joseph where apparently a festival was being held! You know I had to grab myself arepas (thanks, David)! I just miss the home made arepas from my trip to Colombia.

Upper East Side Festival Arepas con Queso

Joseph tried to take us to the South Ferry, but we somehow ended up in Brooklyn. Despite the fact that we completely skipped out on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, we had an awesome view of Manhattan at the piers. We walked around so much because the 4 and 5 trains were under construction over the weekend and was causing a ripple effect of delays, but managed. By the end of the day, were so worn out.

Amazing View from Brooklyn

One of my favorite places we visited was Stone Street on Sunday where we had some really good pizza out on the street with awesome weather. Adrienne’s Pizza Bar had a really interesting selection of pizzas and the two we had were just delicious – so good I only took a picture of one of them – plus, we were really hungry.

Awesome Pizza
Stone Street Nothing Like a Negra Modelo

*It was David’s very first visit and Dustin was was here when he was much younger and doesn’t really remember much.

***Updated May 14, 2011***

We also visited the MET, but it just took me a while to get the pictures uploaded. We all got to go for free since Joseph and I work at JPMorganChase and they donate to a bunch museums!

If you’re at the MET during sunset, I suggest you take a quick run up the elevator to get a peek at the view.

Rooftop Overlooking Central Park

I call this the Creepy Room. It’s an octogonal room with no doors and five windows:

Creepy Room - Panel Front LeftCreepy Room - Panel Front MiddleCreepy Room - Panel Front Right

Creepy Room - Panel Back RightCreepy Room - Panel Back Left

Enjoy a few more random pictures around the museum:

Grand Entrance Hallway"WTF, Joseph" -DavidWhat a Fly Sees, I'd ImagineIndoor GardenClassic ColtA Naked Samurai SwordA Knight's ClosetYes, That's DysonThis Reminds me of a Video Game...Photo or Painting?Alice in Wonderland FlashbackClassic ColtMy Favorite AnimalMeticulous ArtworkLots of People

Gang of Four, NYC

Gang of Four, NYC Version

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