Sunday, November 16, 2014

HELLS KITCHEN & A HELICOPTER RIDE

We all live for the weekend, right? Whether it's a lazy Sunday spent in bed, or a wild Friday night out with my best friends, I find myself counting down the days until the weekend comes back around. And wherever the weekend takes me, either intentionally or by surprise, street art always seems to work its way into my plans. 

This past weekend was an especially exciting adventure, because I took my first ever helicopter ride over New York City. Of all of the touristy and local things I've done in the past 6 years here, I have to say this takes the cake. Fittingly so, as it was a present for my boyfriend's first birthday spent in NYC. Well, now, I've set the standards pretty high! I only took a few pictures, because I was so mesmerized by the experience, but I'm happy to share what I did snap. Breathtaking views of the Freedom tower and Empire State Building--bright, beautiful, sky high perspectives. My concrete jungle. 



I would recommend this helicopter ride to anyone and everyone--whether you're a local or a newcomer, if it's for a special occasion or just for a new reason to fall in love with New York City. We circled around the Verrazano, past the Brooklyn Bridge, and then made our way from lower Manhattan to the Bronx and back. The thirty minutes felt like 5 minutes and an eternity at the same time. It will undoubtedly go down as one of my happiest, coolest days in NY ever!  

As we returned to the concrete bustle of the city, taking a long walk through Midtown and Hell's Kitchen, there was one thing we kept saying to each other--dude!!! Was that real life? Did we just do that? DUDE! 
Sheryo and The Yok
And right there, in the middle of our conversation, a story above our heads. A Sheryo & the Yok mural that I'd been meaning to go see, but hadn't gotten the chance. A perfect continuation of the day, and it fit right in to our conversation and ecstatic moods. 





Cheers to happy days, happy graffiti, and happy pineapple murals by Sheryo & the Yok! 

Stay tuned for more! Next up: downtown adventures featuring Jerkface and Bradley Theodore.  

xx
Naomi


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