Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Waterfront!

We are now on week 2 of weekly ferry adventures! This past week, we embarked on the new East River Ferry which just started at the beginning of the month.  It is free for the first two weeks, so we knew this one was not to be missed!

We were really excited about the ferry! We took it several times, and we finally get to commute by boat! The ferry took us to the "coffice" in Greenpoint from our home near the Navy Yard! "Coffice" being coffee/office combo or a coffeeshop where you can do some work, not coffin/office (who would want to go there?)

In keeping with our waterfront theme, we went on a great tour of the South Bronx led by Friend of Brook Park in the South Bronx, Harry Bubbins.  He showed us some really interesting spots and different areas that the group is working to make more accessible along the water front.  We heartily  recommend the tour!

And don't forget, mulberry picking! Another great part of the tour is that mulberry-picking secrets are revealed! 

Luckily, on the way back from Bronx, we were able to slip onto the last ferry of the evening and go straight home! 

Readers! We have received some great suggestions about the free ferry to Governors Island, but where else can a free ferry take us? Maybe you're curious about a ferry, and you want us to check it out first for you to make sure its not smelly, if so, let us know and we'll give a whirl! Where should we go? 
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Staten Island Adventure!

During the past week we have seen some record settings temps! There's only one thing to do when this sort of thing happens: Go To The Beach! So we set sail for Staten Island!

In search of a more nature-y and not too crowded beach, we headed to Wolfe's Pond Park. It was great! (Please view my new favorite photo of a more crowded and less nature-y beach on that same day)

We took a charming trail from the train to the beach through the park, and somehow arrived at the beach.

If you wish to go, which I highly recommend, it takes some time, but is a thoroughly enjoyable journey!

Step #1: Take the Staten Island Ferry (Free!) to St. George, its great!

Step #2: From there you can take the Staten Island Rail Road to Prince's Bay. This is part of the New York City Metro system, so you can transfer from any other bus or subway in the other boroughs. (We took the train from Brooklyn to Manhattan, got on the ferry, and then transferred to the Staten Island train).

Step #3: From the Prince's Bay stop, you can go pretty directly from the train station to the park and through the park's series of trails to the beach. There are many more than this, as we found, so just get in the park and hunt around! From there, you can follow a trail straight down to the beach!

Step #4: Enjoy that beach!

Step #5: On the way back to the train, you can get ice cream!
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Monday, June 6, 2011

The Delicious Adventures of Dylan McKeever

A recent development in our lives has been the arrival of Dylan McKeever at our doorstep straight from sunny California! This has led to creation of many pizzas and viewings of "The New Robin Video"

In case you are not familiar with Dylan, here are a few fun facts to get you started:
#1. As you can see from above, Dylan likes sandwiches.
#2. Mr. McKeever also enjoys illustrations and has created a hilarious, yet cautionary comic book series about the dangers of food gone bad.
#3. You can oftentimes find Dylan crooning sweet melodies and dancing like a mad man.

Photo by Jamie

Dylan's move to the big city is not only spurred by his love of our apartment, but by his desire to publish his latest comic book, The Delicious Adventures of Burger Dude! Burger Dude is blue, eats indiscriminately, and is action packed! Whats not to like?

Above is a fine example of Dylan's sweet warbles! What do you say ladies?!

Additionally! Last year, Dylan put out a charming album, accompanied by Maria Schoettler and others (sorry others!) Its fun! Its booty shakin! Its somehow sad (why won't she just come back to California? to the disco?). Check it out!

Photo by Jamie
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