What is the deal with this?

Lets be honest. We are the truest kind of BFFs. We met at Girls' Camp 1996 in St. Lou, survived high school and 2 years as roommates at BYU. Now, we find ourselves BOTH in NYC, which rocks, and as we contemplated how we should spend quality BFF time together - the answer seemed obvious. We must beebop the boroughs in matching purple hats every Saturday morning. Holla!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

15: Chelsea

We love Chelsea. It is just a charming neighborhood. We were kind of on the south side of Chelsea, away from the many, many art galleries, so we may have to catch that scene on another walk.

We did come across some delightful little restaurants like Sauce:

And this place, right next door. Megan took one look at the building and said "Swirly, Swirly, Swirly!"

You can imagine her delight when she saw that the name of the restaurant was Klee Klee Klee. :)

We love the re-occuring themes around here. Like funny store names - HA HA Fresh market, for example (remember Wing On Wo & Co in Chinatown?).

Megan was especially charmed by all the beautiful apartment buildings. We both agree that this would be a nice part of town to live in.

Here we are at Clement Clarke Moore Park, named after Clement Clarke Moore, the man who wrote "The Night Before Christmas." And that is me, being Santa Claus, obviously.

Apparently, the residents of Chelsea gather in Clement Clarke Moore Park each Christmas Eve for a reading. We love this!

Another cute street.

Megan LOVES her shiny new rain boots - a must have in NYC. What we don't love is the nasty paper and trash slush that accumulates in the streets and sidewalks when it rains.

For those of you who live here, you might be thinking to yourselves, "It didn't rain here last weekend!" (but I assume most of you don't care). In fact, it was a beautiful, warm, sunny, almost spring-like day. We visited Chelsea two weeks ago, after our Nolita walk. Megan was in CT this weekend. And I am just too lazy to post on time.

One of my favorite stops on the Chelsea walk - The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. The grounds were HUGE and looked gorgeous, but were unfortunately closed.

We took a couple of good peaks through the gates. It looked beautiful - I want to go back when it is warmer.

Have you ever wondered where New Yorkers park their cars? Most of the garages are normal, parking garage-style, but my favorite kind are these metal quadruple-deckers. It seems like it would be a real pain to get the top cars down.

I'm not sure what this building is, but I just thought it looked really cool. We spotted it on our way to Chelsea Piers.

This was Megan's first visit to the piers - we thought this old one looked like a pier graveyard. I love Chelsea Piers - It has a golf range, bowling ally, ice rink, gym, spa, lots of indoor fields, a sun deck ... and lots more. It is crazy big. Of course, it is also a place to park your yacht.

Here I am demonstrating my best swing. See the the big netted area in the background? That is the Chelsea Piers driving range. The stalls are stacked 3 or 4 levels high, just like you see in the movies. :)

We ended the morning by stopping into the Chelsea Market - it has an amazing selection of delicious foods (although beware of the seafood market, it is potent). We had lunch at the Ronnybrook Milk Bar, which just might be my new favorite lunch spot in the city. Ronnybrook Farms is a local dairy farm in NY, and this restaurant features their delicious milk products. I don't know of a lot of other places that offer cookies and milk on the menu. And the potato soup is to die for!


Carolyn said...

Another good one! I love the rain boots and the purple umbrellas!!


Unknown said...

I will try something in Ronny brook milk bar....cool post..

The Singer Family said...

Looks like fun. 2 rainy weekends in a row...what a bummer. :( Anxious to see what happens next weekend!

The Shark said...

The photo of Jill "being Santa" looks more like she's imitating a high priest. Anyone who is LDS, a male, and regularly attends opening exercises of the third hour of church should know exactly what I'm talking about.

Me said...

i like this week. i agree with the cuteness of the apts. however, i do not think sauce is the restaurant for me.