How was everyone’s long holiday weekend? For James and I, this past weekend served as a time for pure relaxation, adventure seeking, tasty meals, and so much laughter. We couldn’t get away from the steamy city for the 4-day weekend as we would have, but just because the dreamy sandy beaches were not in the cards for us this time; it didn’t mean that our weekend was going to be a complete bust.
I always praise this city for all it has to offer. No one, regardless of whatever odd thing they might be into, should have any reason to ever say “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do”. That wouldn’t be the city’s fault.
James’ birthday coincidentally landed on the 30th. Right before the awaited long weekend celebration of America’s Independence Day. For this special weekend, I decided to finally bring that memory we always remembered fondly from San Francisco to our home in New York City. (Short back story coming up) When James and I originally met, three years ago, our “courting” season was drastically cut short when James had to move from New York for a new job in San Francisco. I visited James during his temporary stay in the city by the bay. And on one of those days we spent an entire day riding around all the cultural neighborhoods like the Mission District, the Stern Grove where we got to see The Zombies for free, right on! And even made it across the windy Golden Gate Bridge, all on a Scooter! Check us out! I was able to rent a cute little Red Buddy from the very accommodating guys at Scooters NYC. Thanks so much Edwin and Renato!
We originally planned to take this little buddy far away from the city but reconsidered promptly and unintentionally ended up spending most of our time back in my old neighborhood. The first one I lived in when I first moved to the States from the Dominican Republic. Inwood, a neighborhood on the northern side of Manhattan. “Inwood is physically bounded by the Harlem River to the north and east, and the Hudson River to the west. It extends southward to Fort Tryon Park and alternatively Dyckman Street or Fairview Avenue farther south, depending on the source.” Thanks Wikipedia!
We cruised around the lively streets of this area, stopping along for traditional Dominican street snacks, short walks and breaks at Inwood Hill Park, lunch at one of the oldest Dominican restaurant, El Malecon and a quick ride around the Fort Tryon Park, where the The Cloisters is located. This part of the park offers a breathtaking view of both the Hudson River and the Inwood neighborhood. This is definitely a day trip worth taking if you haven’t explored around this area yet.
The remaining of the weekend was spent among friends, BBQ and the Fireworks. How did you spend your weekend?
Join in on the conversation with The Stylish Flâneuse via Instagram @stylishflaneuse