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  1. Ruthy @ Omeletta

    I loved this, Carrie! You started off in my hood, Union Square, and I looove seeing NYC through other eyes! Isn’t the Greenmarket the best? And I’m so jealous you got to see Will Farrell AND Newsies! Sounds like an awesome day. Can’t wait to hear about your tour on Wednesday!

    • The first time I found Union Square was by accident, but I keep going back. I wish I could actually shop the Greenmarket–so many delicious options! We were very lucky on Saturday–now I’m wondering what Wednesday will bring!

  2. I *heart* NYC! But honestly, I can’t remember the last time I was there. Sounds like you had a great day and a wonderful anniversary!

  3. I really enjoyed this post! I grew up in rural CT and when I was 17 moved to NYC to attend art school and lived in Gramercy park. I LOVE NYC and stayed for many years working as a makeup artist. I would go back in a hot minute if I had the dough, it’s so super expensive! My absolute favorite area is the West Village…
    Thanks for the wonderful photos πŸ™‚

    • You lived there?! Aw, man, now I’m jealous! In a different time in my life, I would embrace that. Not now with kids in grade school. West Village is full of finds. Not as easy to navigate when you leave the numbered grid, but that’s part of the fun of it. πŸ˜‰

  4. Jenny

    Carrie, that was an awesome post! I can’t believe all the stuff you saw in one day! That is why I love NY! Im super jealous you got to see Will Ferrel and crew! How exciting! πŸ™‚ Your pictures are amazing, also!

    • There’s always something going on, if you’re willing to wander and discover it. πŸ™‚ We had a lot of being in the right place at the right time, which was pretty awesome. We didn’t get any closer than 40 ft from Will Ferrell, but it was still thrilling!

  5. You know, Carrie, I do not take enough advantage of the fact that we live so close to NYC. I love that every time I do decide to go, there’s something really amazing going on β€” that dance parade looks like it would have been awesome to see! πŸ™‚

    • I had so many other pictures of the costumes–boys with bells on their legs and boots wearing scary masks, girls in ornate ruffles, and even the very young participated. It was amazing! After the train tracks are repaired and travel into NYC returns to normal, I’d suggest taking a day and checking it out. There’s always something interesting going on!

  6. J Timothy Quirk

    You know, I haven’t gone to NYC since 1986. I hear a lot’s changed since then! πŸ™‚ My wife really enjoys going there and one day I plan on a similar adventure!

  7. OH MY…this post made my day….absolutely love NYC. I had the privelege of working there, and living just across the river for years, and my then boyfriend (now husband!), lived in the city. We had so many days of just wandering through the city. I love the chance to see anything and everything, and feel like you had the busiest weekend, while doing nothing much at all.

    It looks like you had a great celebration weekend. 12 years – WOW! πŸ™‚

  8. Happy Anniversary!

    I love going into the City, and some find it odd that my kids do not even blink when we we lived in Westchester to jump a train at 12 to spend a fe hours in the City. We try to get there every 6 weeks or so to just visit. I love the buildings and the ENERGY. And.. I’m a bit jealous of the show. What a great day!

  9. This sounds like a pretty perfect day. I love that picture with the dancers! I’m glad you made it in, I was kind of intimidated by the governor suggesting that commuters might be better off staying in NYC and not coming home.

    I can’t believe I didn’t know about Mad Sq Eats until I was about to leave for the rest of the month!

  10. what a lovely time! the pommes frites and refreshing beverage look amazing. beautiful pics! i went to NYC a few weeks ago to tour the elvis duran show and visit chobani and physique 57. a jam-packed day but there still was PLENTY more for me to do if i’d had time – or energy! the city sure takes a lot out of me so i feel like i can only go a few times a year, haha.

  11. Angela Gilmore

    It sounds like you had a really great anniversary. I feel the same way about the city. I love to visit it and I often think about what it would be like to live there, but I don’t think I ever could. I love your pictures.

    • After heading into the City yesterday (on a weekday, battling rush hour traffic on the highway), I’m not sure I could deal with a commute like that daily. Though living in NYC would make some of that easier–no traffic to the train station, for example. I’m with you on this one!

  12. Jen Seiderer

    Love this, especially the pics! I like how the first few look kind of gray but then the women’s dresses perk it right up. We’re planning a trip for my husband’s birthday but I’m not ready to go too far from the kids yet, so I’m pulling for NYC. Love it there! Happy anniversary!

  13. Michelle

    You packed a lot in. I love the market shots and that you saw Stave Carrell and gang.That happened to us once in Eureka CAlifornia. Chris Farley. It was a long time ago!

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