A few months back, when Peloton announced they were restarting studio rides, one of my friends and I decided a trip to New York was in order to take one. Sadly, we didn’t manage to get ourselves into a ride, but we had a fun long weekend anyway. One day we walked the breadth of the park, another we walked the length. I started to feel competent at navigating via subway only to have our main line rerouted two days into the trip (and then really comfortable when we figured out that reroute). I just wanted to jot down a few favorites (and recommend that if you ever get a chance to see Come From Away, that you take it.)

Memorable Eats: Gallaghers (the mac and cheese was tops from the trip), Il Mulino, Sadelles, The Central Park Boathouse
Shows: The Music Man, Come From Away (definitely in my top 3 shows of all time, very likely number one).
Sights: Jesse and I came across the Flat Iron Building, the New York Public Library, the Central Park Zoo, and the Empire State Building while wandering the city. We also spent a good amount of time wandering the park. I spent a couple hours wandering the Met (I definitely want to go and spend a longer period of time). I loved the Bernd & Hilla Becher exhibit, stumbling upon a Renoir and knowing it without knowing how I knew, and some metal work on display in the Egyptian art collection.

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  • Sorry you didn’t get to do your studio ride, but YAY about going to NYC. I like Renoir’s style and I’m intrigued by Egyptian anything, even if I don’t know much about the culture.

    I recently read an article about the expanding secondary market for used Peloton bikes. I found it fascinating in that those things are expensive, but apparently hold their value more than you might think. Not that you’re trying to unload yours…

    • I don’t know much about the culture either, and wish I would have had more time to wander that exhibit because there was a lot of really cool stuff!

      I told my friend that not getting a ride is just an excuse to have to go back!! I can see how there would be a decent secondary market. I think the regular bike (not bike+) is at a great price point but it’s definitely an investment!!

  • Even though I’ve only been to New York City once, your photos caught what I perceive to be its actual soul. I love the photo of the sign above Winter Garden. I want to frame that picture since it’s so colorful and bright.

    It looks like you had a fun weekend!  ❤️

    • Thanks, Kari! I really did. I know NYC isn’t for everyone, but I love it. And that Winter Garden sign was amazing in person. I’m glad I have a picture to remember it, but it really doesn’t do it justice. It was HUGE.

  • Cane went to NYC a few years ago for a conference, and I’ve wanted to visit ever since. He also loved just walking everywhere, and the food. 🙂 I’m so glad you got to make this trip. As always, your photos are so good. You have such an eye for things. I am especially intrigued by the art piece with the houses. Can you tell me any more about that? It’s reminding me of something I wanted to make a while back but never got far with–and feeling as if maybe I’d like to get back to it.

    • The houses come from my favorite exhibit (the link takes you to the Met website if you want to see more of it) but essentially it’s black and white photographs largely taken of industrial buildings and some homes in industrials areas. Something about the sameness and symmetry despite the differences was so satisfying to me. The whole exhibit was like that. I just loved it. I could have spent hours in just that exhibit!!

      Also if you are talking about the houses you used to make – I LOVED them.

      • Thank you for pointing out the link! Those photos are amazing–and I, too, could spend hours looking at them. There is something in their project that speaks to my love of older, modest houses. When did we begin to think we had to have thousands of square feet in a home? And why? (And yes, was talking about the houses I used to make. Can’t seem to find the right medium. Or I need more skill.)

        • Oh I hope you’ll start making your homes again. They were lovely.

          I’m not a huge fan of large houses either BUT after growing up in a family of six in 1500 square foot houses or less (usually with only one bathroom) and in our house right now, I do think a little extra space is a glorious luxury (too much is just work). It always makes me laugh when the kids complain about having to share a bathroom with each other.

          • Oh my gosh, yes—6 for one bathroom is smaller than I’d like! And I agree with you about size=work. I admire large, beautiful homes, but I always think about how much work they are to maintain.