Archive for the ‘NYC’ Category

Hot Summer Day in NYC

August 1, 2011


City Ice Pavilion Summer 2011

This weekend was hot.  My family had a wonderful time with friends at the beach on Saturday and decided to relax in NYC on Sunday.   We played tennis in the morning and then ventured over to the ice skating rink at City Ice Pavilion, where there is public skating from noon to 4:50pm on Sundays.  It was so amazing that we stayed there for several hours!

Ice Skating in the summer is a welcome change of pace to the hot summer sun.  We had packed lunch and admission cost $16 for 2 people.  We wore leggings and sleeveless shirts and there were never more than 12 people on the ice the entire time!  We felt free to move about the ice without the typical winter speedy demons that are usually on the ice during public skate sessions.

As much as we would have enjoyed checking out the brand new Highline in NYC, ice skating at City Ice Pavilion proved to be a “10”.

What did you do with your kids this weekend in NYC?


NYC Living

July 14, 2011

There are parts of living in NYC that I love. I enjoy going to museums, eating in great restaurants, being able to walk most places, and being around experts in their respective fields.

This morning was supposed to be my first day back on my Lite Speed racing bike, that I used to ride regularly  before my daughter was born.  I made a date with a friend to meet at the Central Park Boat House at 6:00am and cycle.  Last evening when laying out my gear, I realized I had the wrong biking shoes and had to cancel my ride.

This morning I searched my storage locker in my building and found my Carnac cycling shoes and am thrilled to get on my bike tomorrow morning!

Living in a NYC apartment requires minimalism.  Seasonal gear gets moved to storage and switched out each season.  It takes an amazing amount of organization to keep track of where toys, sporting gear, clothing, holiday wrapping paper and ribbon, and big serving platters are.

The billboards for NYC storage are quite pertinent to those of us who choose to remain in an apartment in NYC.

Would you prefer to live in the city or suburbs?